NRA-PVF Endorses Nan Hayworth for U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 19th Congressional District
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Fairfax, Va.-- The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Nan Hayworth for election to the U.S.
House of Representatives for New York's 19th Congressional District
"Nan Hayworth will be a strong defender of the Second Amendment
freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in New
York," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "Hayworth has earned
an 'AQ' rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF."
Hayworth supports national right-to-carry reciprocity,
right-to-carry permit holder confidentiality and efforts to reform
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. She
also believes sportsmen should have access to federally owned or
administered lands for hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational
shooting. She will fight against ongoing efforts to dismantle our
Second Amendment by anti-gun politicians.
In contrast, Hayworth's opponent, John Hall, has earned an "F"
rating from the NRA-PVF for his long history of anti-gun activism.
He refused to sign the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the
U.S. Supreme Court in the historic Heller case, asserting that the
Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear
arms, as well as the congressional amicus brief in the McDonald
case, supporting the position that the Second Amendment guarantees
a fundamental right that protects all Americans. Hall voted against
a bill that would restore the rights of residents in our nation's
capital to own and use a firearm for self-protection and against
the Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act, which would ensure
that those who filed for bankruptcy would not lose their firearms,
thereby maintaining the fundamental right to protect
themselves. He also refused to answer NRA's federal candidate
questionnaire this year and in the past - a clear indication of
indifference, if not outright hostility, to the rights of gun
owners and sportsmen.
"Nan Hayworth supports our constitutional freedoms," Cox
continued. "We ask all gun owners and hunters in New York's 19th
District to vote Nan Hayworth for Congress on November 2nd."
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's
oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members
strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights
and to advocate 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 military.