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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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A group of local veterans protest outside Trump Tower, Monday, May 23, 2016, in New York. The veterans, who represent #VetsVsHate, are calling on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to apologize for failing to fulfill his long-held promise to donate the full $6 million he promised to veterans' charity organizations. Trump's campaign manager said Trump raised only 75 percent of the amount he promised when he held a fund-raiser for veterans in January 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Donald Trump defends himself on fundraising for veterans

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is defending himself amid recent reports that a January event for veterans didn't bring in as much money as his campaign had indicated at the time. Published May 24, 2016

"The only way to save our Second Amendment is to vote for a person that you all know named Donald Trump," the presumptive Republican nominee said at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. "I will never let you down. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will protect our country." (Associated Press)

Donald Trump's assurances, Hillary Clinton antipathy unify Republicans

His new list of potential Supreme Court picks soothed conservatives' fears, and his embrace by the National Rifle Association guaranteed him the backing of the most committed activists on the right, as likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued to build unity within the party. Published May 22, 2016

In this May 1, 2011 file phot, musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent addresses a seminar at the National Rifle Association's 140th convention in Pittsburgh. "Know it, Donald Trump is the hellraiser America has needed for a very longtime," rocker Ted Nugent wrote on his Facebook page. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Nugent: Obama's fault no guns allowed at Trump NRA speech

Rock legend Ted Nugent on Sunday said a failed criminal justice system under the leadership of President Obama is why NRA conventiongoers weren't allowed to bring their guns with them into a Friday forum featuring likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Published May 22, 2016

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