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Senator apologises for Clinton gun target comment

A senator has apologised for saying he was surprised that a gun magazine with a photo of Hillary Clinton on the cover had not put a bullseye over her face.

Richard Burr made the comment on Saturday during a private gathering of Republicans. Broadcaster CNN obtained audio from the event in which the North Carolina senator is heard saying he saw a copy of American Rifleman in a gun shop.

He said: "It's got a picture of Hillary Clinton on the front of it. I was a little bit shocked that it didn't have a bullseye on it."

His Democratic challenger, Deborah Ross, said on Twitter that his comments were "dangerous and irresponsible".

Mr Burr later said in a letter to The Raleigh News & Observer: "The comment I made was inappropriate and I apologise for it."

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