NRA-PVF Endorses Debbie Halvorson for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 11th Congressional District

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Debbie Halvorson for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois' 11th Congressional District.

"The NRA-PVF is endorsing Debbie Halvorson because she has defended the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Illinois and across America," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.

As a member of Congress, Halvorson signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case.  She voted for an amendment that allows carry permit holders to carry concealed in national parks and wildlife refuges and cosponsored legislation to force much-needed reform of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Halvorson also signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder opposing re-enactment of the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. Additionally, she cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment, which would provide a national standard for carrying concealed firearms.

Debbie Halvorson's commitment to preserving our right to keep and bear arms has earned her an "A" rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

"On November 2nd, I urge all Illinois NRA Members and gun owners in the 11th District to vote Debbie Halvorson for Congress," Cox concluded.

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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