On July 8, 50 American women — one from each state — rallied on Capitol Hill in support of 2nd Amendment rights.
The women, members of “The D.C. Project,” hoped to challenge gun control rhetoric — and the stereotypes typically associated with those who are pro-gun — by sharing personal stories about responsible gun ownership.
Their presence comes amid a national conversation about gun control, one with renewed vigor in the wake of high-profile attacks at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and against police officers in Dallas, Texas.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.