NRA-PVF Endorses Richard Burr for U.S. Senate in North Carolina
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) for
re-election this November.
"Richard Burr's steadfast commitment to preserving our Second
Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage has earned him the NRA-PVF
endorsement," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "I know
Senator Burr will continue to fight for and protect the Second
Amendment rights of all law-abiding gun owners in North Carolina
and across the United States."
During his tenure in the U.S. Senate and U.S House of
Representatives, Richard Burr has consistently supported gun rights
for law-abiding Americans. Burr cosponsored and voted for the
District of Columbia Personal Protection Act, to repeal the D.C.
gun ban and restore gun rights to residents of our nation's
capital. He 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. He also signed the pro-gun congressional 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. Burr cosponsored legislation to force much-needed reform
of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(BATFE), voted for the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
amendment, cosponsored and voted for the Protection of Lawful
Commerce in Arms Act preventing attempts to bankrupt the American
gun industry through bogus lawsuits, voted for an amendment that
prohibits gun confiscation during states of emergency and voted
against confirmation of anti-gun Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan
and Sonia Sotomayor.
Senator Burr's unwavering commitment to preserving our Second
Amendment rights and hunting heritage has earned him an "A" rating
and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.
"North Carolinians value their Second Amendment freedoms, and
Richard Burr is the clear choice to represent them," Cox concluded.
"We ask all North Carolina gun-owners and hunters to re-elect
Senator Richard Burr 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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