NRA-PVF Endorses Jim DeMint for U.S. Senate in South Carolina
Friday, September 24, 2010
Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) for
re-election to the U.S. Senate this November.
Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF stated, "The NRA-PVF is proud
to support to Jim DeMint because he is a staunch defender of the
Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and
sportsmen in South Carolina and across America."
During his time in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of
Representatives, Jim DeMint has consistently supported gun rights
for law-abiding Americans. Sen. DeMint signed the pro-gun
congressional "friend of the court" brief in the 2008
Heller case supporting the Second Amendment as an
individual right and striking down the gun ban in our nation's
capital. He also signed the pro-gun congressional "friend of the
court" brief in the McDonald case supporting the position
that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that
protects all Americans.
DeMint voted for the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
amendment that would extend federal protection of state right to
carry licenses and permits across the country and voted for the
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that prevents attempts to
bankrupt the American gun industry through bogus lawsuits. In
addition, he voted to repeal the D.C. gun ban and restore the right
of self-defense to law-abiding residents of our nation's capital;
to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency; and
to allow carry license or permit holders to carry and transport
firearms for self-defense in national parks and wildlife refuges.
He also voted against the confirmation of anti-gun Supreme
Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.
Jim DeMint's unwavering record in the U.S. Senate and House of
Representatives and commitment to preserving our Second Amendment
rights and hunting heritage has earned him an "A" rating and
endorsement from the NRA-PVF.
"South Carolinians value their Second Amendment freedoms, and
Jim DeMint is the clear choice to represent them," Cox
concluded. "We ask all South Carolina gun-owners and hunters to
vote Jim DeMint for U.S. Senate on 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
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