Arizona GOP senator, Trump Jr. fight on Twitter over guns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are engaging in a war of words over Twitter.

The Arizona lawmaker, one of the most vocal GOP critics of President Donald Trump, tweeted Tuesday about his bill that would bar anyone convicted of domestic violence in a criminal or military court from purchasing a weapon. The gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas church was able to purchase weapons because the Air Force failed to submit his criminal history to the FBI.

Trump Jr. responded, "Incredibly proactive considering that law has been on the books since the mid 90s."

Flake answered, "If being proactive means closing the #DomesticViolenceLoophole exploited by the #SutherlandSprings Texas shooter, you're right."

Trump Jr. then tweeted: "Wrong. Govt employees, like you, failed to do their job."

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