Second Amendment advocacy groups laud Amy Coney Barrett nomination

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Second Amendment advocacy organizations applauded President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court, saying the 48-year-old jurist will “respect the Bill of Rights — including the Second Amendment” and “gun owners will relish seeing” her on the court.

Second Amendment organizations see an opportunity for gun rights to expand following the confirmation of Barrett after experiencing several disappointing decisions related to their cause this term.

Last June, five of the 10 cases the court rejected asked if the Second Amendment allows the government to prohibit people from carrying a firearm outside their home, except for those with a “good cause” or “justifiable need.”

“The National Rifle Association (NRA) fully supports President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate should act swiftly to confirm her,” the NRA said in a statement.

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