NRA-PVF Endorses State Representative Paul Robertson for Re-Election in Indiana’s 70th House District

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Fairfax, Va.-- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Rep. Paul Robertson (D-70) for re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives this November.

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

During his tenure in the Indiana House of Representatives, Paul Robertson has consistently supported gun rights for law-abiding citizens and helped pass important legislation in his capacity as Democrat Whip in his House Caucus. He voted to protect lawful firearm owners from being held liable if their firearms are stolen and later used in a crime; supported Indiana's Lifetime Concealed Firearm Permit - the first of its kind in the United States; and signed a pro-gun "friend of the court" brief in McDonald v. Chicago, supporting the position that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans.

In addition, Robertson supported Indiana's new Emergency Powers and Parking Lot laws, protecting Hoosiers against firearm confiscations during states of emergency and wrongful termination from their job merely for locking their firearms in their personal vehicles while at work, as well as voted to protect the privacy rights of Indiana concealed firearm permit holders.

"Paul Robertson is a strong pro-gun voice in the House Democrat Caucus who will continue to support the Second Amendment," Cox concluded. "We ask all Hoosier gun-owners and hunters in the 70th House District to re-elect Paul Robertson 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.  Nearly 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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