NRA doesn’t grant gun rights, Constitution enumerates god-given right to bear arms

Valerie Jarrett, the former senior adviser to President Obama, said Saturday that lawmakers should stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and address gun violence.

Jarrett, speaking to CNN in an interview on the ground in Washington as thousands of protesters were expected to rally against gun violence, said lawmakers should take cues from high school students pushing for gun controls.

“What we see here is young people saying, ‘We’re not asking for permission, we’re not intimidated by the NRA. We are empowered to ensure that we change our country.’ And they’re doing that,” she said.

Jarrett made the comments amid the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C., and cities across the country pushing for action to curb gun violence.

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