NRA-PVF Endorses Glenn Thompson for U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Glenn Thompson for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District.

Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF stated, "The NRA-PVF is proud to support Glenn Thompson because of his outstanding record as an unequivocal defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Pennsylvania and across the United States."

As a member of Congress, Glenn Thompson has demonstrated his commitment to our Second Amendment rights. Thompson cosponsored concealed carry reciprocity legislation which would provide a national standard for carrying concealed firearms, in addition to cosponsoring legislation that would reform the of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Most recently, Thompson signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case.

Based on his solid pro-gun voting record and his leadership on firearms issues in the House, Glenn Thompson has earned an "A" rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

"On November 2nd, I urge all Pennsylvania NRA Members and gun owners in the 5th District to vote Glen Thompson 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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