NRA-PVF Endorses Pat Tiberi for U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio's 12th Congressional District

Thursday, September 09, 2010

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Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Pat Tiberi for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives for District 12 in Ohio this November.

"The NRA-PVF is endorsing Pat Tiberi because he is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Ohio and across America," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF.

Pat Tiberi cosponsored and voted for legislation to end reckless lawsuits against America's gun manufacturers and legislation to prohibit gun confiscation from law-abiding Americans during states of emergency. He also voted to repeal of the D.C. gun ban/registration statute and restore the right of self-defense to law-abiding residents of our nation's capital.

Tiberi signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of our individual right to keep and bear arms in the historic Heller case. He also signed the congressional amicus brief stating that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that applies to all Americans, no matter where they live, in the McDonald case.

In addition, Tiberi cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bill, which would extend federal protection of state right-to-carry licenses and permits across the country, and legislation to force much-needed reform of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

"Pat Tiberi is a strong voice in fighting ongoing efforts by anti-gun politicians to dismantle the Second Amendment," Cox concluded. "We ask all Ohio gun-owners and hunters to elect Pat Tiberi to the U.S. House 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 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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