NRA-PVF Endorses Nathan Deal in Georgia's Republican Gubernatorial Primary Runoff Election
Friday, July 23, 2010
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is announcing its endorsement of Nathan Deal in
Georgia's Republican Primary runoff election on August 10th.
"In politics, one can learn the character of a person by working
with them over time," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "I
have worked with Nathan Deal for more than a decade, and his record
as a U.S. Representative and as a Second Amendment supporter is
stellar. His constant and unapologetic support for gun rights in
Congress demonstrates a strong commitment to the rights of
law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen."
Deal's leadership helped pass the Protection of Lawful Commerce
in Arms Act, which prevents shameless attempts to bankrupt the
American gun industry through bogus lawsuits. He also supported
efforts to restore the rights of residents in our nation's capital
to own and use a firearm to protect their families. Further, he
helped pass the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act, which
prohibits the confiscation of lawfully possessed firearms during
states of emergency or a natural disaster.
In Heller v District of Columbia, Deal signed the
historic pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the Supreme
Court arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual
right. Less than two years later, he also signed the congressional
amicus brief to the Court in McDonald v Chicago,
stating that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental right that
applies to all law-abiding Americans regardless of where they
Based on his longstanding record of leadership, Nathan Deal has
earned an "A" rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.
"Nathan Deal is the clear choice for Georgia's gun owners and
sportsmen in this primary election," concluded Cox. "We urge our
members and all gun owners and sportsmen in Georgia to vote for
Nathan Deal in the Republican runoff election on August 10th."
Chris W. Cox is NRA's chief lobbyist. He also serves as chairman
of NRA-PVF. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund
is responsible for political candidate rankings. These are based on
candidate voting records, public statements and responses to
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