NRA-PVF Endorses Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate in Missouri
Friday, September 03, 2010
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) for election to
the U.S. Senate this November.
"Roy Blunt fights for our freedom. He earned the NRA-PVF
endorsement by supporting our Second Amendment rights and hunting
heritage every time," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president
of the National Rifle Association. "Missouri's gun owners and
hunters need that level of dedication in the U.S. Senate."
Rep. Blunt cosponsored and voted for the District of Columbia
Personal Protection Act, which would repeal the D.C. gun
ban/registration statute and restore the right of self-defense with
firearms to law-abiding residents of our nation's capital. He
cosponsored and voted for legislation to end reckless lawsuits
against gun manufacturers and voted to prohibit gun confiscation
from law-abiding Americans during states of emergency.
Blunt signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the U.S.
Supreme Court in support of the 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, Rep. Blunt
cosponsored and voted for the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
amendment, 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.
Alternatively, Blunt's opponent Robin Carnahan earned an "F"
rating from the NRA-PVF and refused to answer our federal candidate
questionnaire this year and in years past. This negligence is often
an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to the
rights of gun owners and sportsmen. Carnahan also led the effort in
1999 to defeat Missouri Proposition B that would require local
police authorities to issue concealed weapons permits to eligible
"Roy Blunt's pro-gun voting record and steadfast support for
individual gun ownership rights speaks for itself, and it earned
him an"A" rating from the NRA-PVF," Cox continued. "We ask
all Missouri gun-owners, hunters and NRA members to vote for Roy
Blunt for the U.S. Senate 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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