NRA-PVF Endorses Jim Tomes for Election in Indiana’s 49th Senate District

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Fairfax, Va.-- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Jim Tomes for election in Indiana's 49th Senate District this November.

"The NRA-PVF is proud to support Jim Tomes, a proven friend of gun owners, to the Indiana State Senate," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF.  "We know he will continue to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in the Indiana Senate, as he has worked alongside the NRA to advance pro-gun legislation for over a decade."

Tomes founded the Second Amendment Patriots and spent years partnering with the NRA in organizing pro-gun volunteers across the Hoosier State.  He has played an important grassroots role in many pro-gun legislative victories, including: helping Indiana become the first state in the country to institute a lifetime concealed firearm permit; protecting America's firearm manufacturers from bogus lawsuits designed to bankrupt the industry; enacting state firearm preemption; and passing Indiana's new Emergency Powers and Parking Lot laws, which protect law-abiding Hoosiers against gun confiscations during states of emergency and wrongful termination by employers for keeping firearms locked in their personal vehicles while at work; as well as the Gun Permit Privacy Act, which protects private information about Indiana gun permit holders.

"On November 2, I urge all Indiana NRA members and gun owners in the 49th Senate District to vote for the candidate with a proven track record who will stand up for your gun rights - vote Jim Tomes," 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.  Nearly 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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