Out of control blazes threaten more than 2,000 homes while smoke reduces the sun to an orange disk.
Described as calm and shy, he had 300 bullets in his backpack when he began shooting.
Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick.
In 2014, Clinton's new running mate asked his colleagues to put political risk aside and vote on Obama's escalating war.
The "Sand Fire" has nearly tripled in size in less than a day and is only 10 percent contained.
Americans increasingly favor tougher laws, but they also say change is unlikely to happen anytime soon, a survey shows.