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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention, Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Trump: 2nd Amendment 'under a threat like never before'

Likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday slammed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as historically hostile to gun rights and warned that Mrs. Clinton will get the chance to appoint up to five U.S. Supreme Court justices if she's elected president. Published May 20, 2016

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the National Rifle Association convention, Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Rand Paul slams gun-free zones at NRA-ILA forum

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Friday slammed the idea of gun-free zones in front of a crowd of gun-rights enthusiasts at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings in Mr. Paul's home state. Published May 20, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York on May 12, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump floats 'Heartless Hillary' nickname for Clinton

Likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has consistently derided Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as "Crooked Hillary," briefly tested out "Heartless Hillary" as a possible new nickname for Mrs. Clinton on Friday before saying he likes the "Crooked" moniker better. Published May 20, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introduced by National Rifle Association executive director Chris W. Cox , left, and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as he takes the stage to speak at the NRA convention, Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Donald Trump endorsed by NRA: 'Fantastic honor'

In a surprise move, the National Rifle Association on Friday endorsed likely GOP nominee Donald J. Trump for president -- a development Mr. Trump called a "fantastic honor" even as he appeared somewhat shocked by the announcement. Published May 20, 2016

A young man who chose not to give his name sizes up an assault-style rifle during the National Rifle Association's annual convention on May 3, 2013, in Houston. (Associated Press)

Pro-gun Democrats silenced as party veers left on Second Amendment

Gun rights backers lament what they describe as a leftward drift on Second Amendment rights by Democrats in recent years, and predicted the push for stricter laws in blue state bastions such as California and Illinois will cost them even more independent-minded voters. Published May 19, 2016

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 10, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally in Salem, Ore. The presidential race generated a lot of enthusiasm among Oregonians, with about 160,000 adding their names to the rolls of the two major parties this year - but mostly Democrats. Sanders' candidacy seems to have been the cause for a lot of the fervor, and scoring wins on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Oregon and Kentucky are key in his efforts to keep his campaign alive. (Danielle Peterson/Statesman-Journal via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Bernie Sanders' camp rules out a third-party run

Sen. Bernard Sanders' campaign manager said Tuesday that Mr. Sanders is not going to launch a third-party bid for the White House -- a possibility that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has been openly encouraging. Published May 17, 2016

A score board reads "Hillary Clinton 2016" as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a get-out-the-vote event at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., Monday, May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pro-Clinton super PAC going on the air this week with anti-Trump attack ads

Though Hillary Clinton still hasn't wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination, a pro-Clinton super PAC has released two new ads attacking presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump that are slated to be part of a multimillion dollar buy across several key battleground states starting this week. Published May 17, 2016

In this May 4, 2016, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at The Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Columbus. Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

John Kasich: I'm undecided on whether to endorse Donald Trump

In his first nationally televised interview since exiting the 2016 GOP presidential race, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he hasn't decided whether to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump yet, but that he's not planning to launch a third-party presidential bid and he's not inclined to be Mr. Trump's running mate. Published May 17, 2016

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Reince Priebus: 'Very difficult' to win Senate races if top of ticket struggles

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Monday it's "very difficult" to win Senate races without doing well at the top of the ticket, and hinted at a soon-to-be announced joint fundraising venture between the RNC and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Published May 16, 2016