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A Philadelphia mom became a global gun rights icon - and she's pushing the GOP into unfamiliar territory

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Single mother Shaneen Allen has become the face of concealed carry gun rights at the federal level, and has argued for it as a civil rights issue.
Republican lawmakers, usually in favor of gun rights, have found themselves arguing for the federal government's position over states rights in Allen's situation.
SAVANNAH, GA. - Shaneen Allen's rise from single Philadelphia mom to global gun rights icon has the elements of a John Grisham thriller: violent crime, race, and the power of the state over the individual.
An African-American, Ms. Allen was arrested in 2012 after a...
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