The NRA is a major known U.S. lobbying group claiming to protect the second amendment. Do equivalent groups exist for other amendments?

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In the United States, the NRA's first point in its mission statement talks about its insistence on the defense of the second amendment of the United States Constitution:

To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,
especially with reference to the inalienable right of the individual
American citizen guaranteed by such Constitution to acquire, possess,
collect, exhibit, transport, carry, transfer ownership of, and enjoy
the right to use arms, in order that the people may always be in a
position to exercise their legitimate individual rights of
self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property, as well
as to serve effectively in the appropriate militia for the common
defense of the Republic and the individual liberty of its citizens

This is also the main lobbying effort of the NRA, to the point where they were the top lobbying group for gun rights since 2005, with two exceptions in 2016 and 2019. They have, in the American zeitgeist, become the most known lobbying group in favor of the second amendment in particular.

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There is such a large movement whose mission is based around (in its view) protecting second amendment of the United States Constitution. I was curious if something similar existed for other amendments of the United States Constitution. That is, are there other well known lobbying groups that are close in size to the NRA for who claim to protect another amendment of the Constitution? Given that they aren't THE top lobbying group, I thought there was definitely room for the possibility of this phenomenon

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