NRA-PVF Endorses Joe Donnelly for U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Fairfax, Va.-- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Joe Donnelly for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana's 2nd Congressional District this November.

Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF stated, "The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund supports Joe Donnelly because he has defended the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Indiana and across America."

As a member of Congress, Joe Donnelly has demonstrated his commitment to our Second Amendment rights by voting for legislation to allow permit holders to carry and transport firearms for self-defense in national parks and wildlife refuges; cosponsoring and supporting legislation to force much-needed reform at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE); and cosponsoring the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act that would extend federal protection of state right-to-carry licenses and permits across the country. In addition, Donnelly voted for the Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act, which would ensure that a person who filed for bankruptcy would not lose their firearms, thereby maintaining the fundamental right to self-defense. He also voted to protect hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Donnelly helped to restore self-defense rights in our nation's capital by cosponsoring and voting for the D.C. Personal Protection Act and the Second Amendment Enforcement Act. He sent a signed letter to Attorney General Eric Holder stating his opposition to reinstating the failed bans on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. Donnelly also signed two pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the Supreme Court -- supporting our individual right to keep and bear arms in the Heller case and arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case.

Donnelly's pro-gun record in the U.S. House of Representatives has earned him an "A" rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

"On November 2, I urge all Indiana NRA Members and gun owners to vote Joe Donnelly 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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