NRA-PVF Endorses Chris Carney for U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Fairfax, Va. -  The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Rep. Chris Carney for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District this November.

"Chris Carney is a solid defender of the Second Amendment who will stand up for the rights of gun owners in Pennsylvania", said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.

During his tenure in Congress, Chris Carney has demonstrated a proven and consistent commitment to our Second Amendment rights by voting for legislation to restore self-defense rights in our nation's capital, as well as signing the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting our individual right to keep and bear arms in the historic Heller case. He also signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case.

Carney cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment, which would extend federal protection of state right-to-carry licenses and permits across the country, in addition to cosponsoring legislation that would reform the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  He also signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing his strong opposition to re-enacting the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines.

Chris Carney's commitment to preserving our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage has earned him an "A" rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.

"We ask all gun owners and hunters in Pennsylvania's 10th District to vote Chris Carney for Congress this November 2nd."

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 questionnaires.

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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.

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