Constitution’s Second Amendment gun rights invoked in birthright citizenship debate

President Trump’s challenge this week to the long-held understanding that the Constitution guarantees citizenship to children born on U.S. soil, even if their mother was in the country illegally, has invoked another hotly debated constitutional right — to bear arms. Gun control advocates have long questioned whether the Constitution’s seemingly straightforward Second Amendment “right of […]

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Crossfire continues over concealed weapons

By Jim Turner / News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Agriculture Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried wants to move the handling of concealed-weapons licenses from the agency she will soon oversee to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. But National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer, the state’s top Second Amendment advocate, is digging in on her position […]

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I am a gun owner and a Republican. I believe a ‘red flag’ law for Tennessee will curb gun violence and protect the 2nd Amendment. | Opinion

Opinion Editor David Plazas interviewed Be About Change Executive Director Marcel Hernandez about how people can have conversations about guns. Ayrika Whitney / The Tennessean A Tennessee state senator explains why he is introducing a "red flag" bill to remove firearms from people deemed by a court to be dangerous and why it can be […]

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The NRA lost $55M in income in 2017

The Federalist staff writer Bre Payton on the backlash over former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s comments on the NRA. The National Rifle Association, one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the U.S., lost $55 million in income last year, largely because of a steady decline in membership fees, according to a new tax […]

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