STATEMENT FROM CHRIS W. COX, CHAIRMAN NRA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND CONGRATULATING SENATOR-ELECT SCOTT BROWN ON HIS ELECTION TO THE U.S. SENATE

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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On behalf of the 4 million members of the National Rifle Association, we would like to offer congratulations to Senator-elect Scott Brown on his hard-fought and well-deserved victory in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate Special Election. We would like to thank all gun owners, hunters and NRA members in the Bay State for seizing this unique opportunity to elect a supporter of our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms to the U.S. Senate.

Scott Brown's victory is a stunning defeat for gun control extremists, including the Massachusetts-based "Stop Handgun Violence", who spent significant manpower in an unsuccessful attempt to try and turn out anti-gun voters for Martha Coakley. Their crass attempts to misrepresent Brown's record - a record that in stark contrast to Coakley's, has been tough on criminals yet supportive of the rights of law-abiding Massachusetts gun owners - clearly failed.

Again, the NRA congratulates Senator-elect Brown on his outstanding and historic victory.

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