NRA-PVF Endorses Scott Walker For Governor in Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Fairfax, VA -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Scott Walker in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race on November 2.

"Scott Walker has earned the NRA-PVF endorsement for his unwavering pro-gun record throughout his political career," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "His commitment to preserving our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage makes Scott Walker the clear choice for Wisconsin gun owners."

Walker strongly supports the right-to-carry in Wisconsin and has vowed to sign a "shall issue" bill into law.  He supports an amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution that would guarantee the individual right to keep and bear arms and efforts to ensure uniformity in state gun laws and prevent a patchwork of confusing local ordinances and regulations across the state. Walker also voted for a state constitutional amendment to protect the right to hunt and fish. Because of his consistent support for individual gun ownership rights, Scott Walker has earned an "A" rating from the NRA-PVF.

In contrast, Walker's opponent, Tom Barrett, has earned an "F" rating from the NRA-PVF for his long history of anti-gun activism and his lengthy anti-gun record as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Barrett has worked closely with anti-gun New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as a member of the anti-gun front group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns."  He opposes right-to-carry in Wisconsin and supports gun bans and state gun registration. Barrett also supports legislation that would regulate gun shows out of business.

"Voters in Wisconsin value their freedom, and they can count on Scott Walker to fight for them," Cox continued. "His strong dedication to freedom means that gun owners can count on Scott Walker to continue to support their right to hunt and to keep and bear arms.  We urge all Wisconsin gun owners and sportsmen to vote Scott Walker for Governor on November 2."

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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