NRA-PVF Endorses Brad Ellsworth for U.S. Senate
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Fairfax, Va.-- The National Rifle Association
Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Brad Ellsworth for
election to the U.S. Senate this November.
"Brad Ellsworth has defended the Second
Amendment freedoms and hunting traditions of Indianans in the U.S.
House of Representatives," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF.
"He has earned the NRA-PVF endorsement in his bid for the U.S.
As a member of Congress,
Ellsworth successfully sponsored an amendment that ensures
serviceable and once-fired small arms cartridge cases are made
available for commercial sale and voted to repeal the D.C. gun
ban/registration statute and restore the right of self-defense to
law-abiding residents of our nation's capital. He also
cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment,
which would extend federal protection of state right-to-carry
licenses and permits across the country, as well as legislation to
force much-needed reform of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives.
In addition, Ellsworth signed the pro-gun
congressional amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of
our individual right to keep and bear arms in the historic
Heller case, as well as the brief stating that the Second
Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that applies to all
Americans in the McDonald case. He also signed a
letter to Attorney General Eric Holder opposing the reenactment of
the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition
"Brad Ellsworth's pro-gun voting record and
support for individual gun ownership rights has earned him an
"A" rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF," Cox continued. "We
ask all Indiana gun-owners, hunters and NRA members to vote Brad
Ellsworth for U.S. Senate 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 NRA-PVF
Established in 1871,
the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and
sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its
mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate
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 military.