NRA-PVF Endorses Bill Brady For Illinois Governor
Friday, September 24, 2010
Fairfax, VA -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Bill Brady in the Illinois
gubernatorial race on November 2.
"Bill Brady has earned the NRA-PVF endorsement for his
unwavering pro-gun record," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the
NRA-PVF. "His commitment to preserving our Second Amendment rights
and hunting heritage makes Bill Brady the clear choice for Illinois
As a member of Illinois Senate, Brady voted against state
legislation to ban guns and opposed efforts to pass a
one-gun-a-month gun rationing law. He voted for legislation to
protect gun shows from being shut down, as well as efforts to
ensure uniformity in state gun laws and prevent a patchwork of
confusing local ordinances and regulations across the
state. Because of his consistent support for individual gun
ownership rights, Bill Brady has earned an "A" rating from the
In contrast, Brady's opponent, Pat Quinn, has earned an "F"
rating from the NRA-PVF for his history of anti-gun activism.
He has publicly opposed right-to-carry in Illinois and has endorsed
a ban on semi-automatic firearms. The nation's leading gun ban
group, the Brady Campaign, has endorsed Quinn, and he refused to
answer the NRA-PVF 2010 candidate questionnaire -an indication of
indifference, if not outright hostility, to the rights of gun
owners and sportsmen.
"Voters in Illinois value their freedom, and they can count on
Bill Brady to fight for them," Cox continued. "His strong
dedication to freedom means that gun owners can count on Bill Brady
to continue to support their right to hunt and to keep and bear
arms. We urge all Illinois gun owners and sportsmen to vote
Bill Brady for Governor on November 2."
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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Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is
America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million
members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and
advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to
reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in
firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law
enforcement and the armed services.