NRA-PVF Endorses State Representative Tom Saunders for Re-Election in Indiana’s 54th House District
Monday, September 27, 2010
Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing State Representative Tom Saunders
(R-54) for re-election this November.
"Tom Saunders is the clear choice for gun owners and hunters in
this race," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "Tom is a solid
defender of the Second Amendment and will continue to support the
rights of gun owners in Indiana."
Throughout his tenure in the State House of Representatives, Tom
Saunders has consistently defended the right to keep and bear arms,
including: protecting lawful gun owners from being held liable if
their firearms are stolen and later used in a crime; establishing a
hunter apprentice license and Indiana's Lifetime Concealed Firearm
Permit - the first of its kind in the United States; and signing
two pro-gun "friend of the court" briefs in McDonald v.
Chicago, supporting the position that the Second Amendment
guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans.
In addition, he voted for Indiana's new Gun Permit Privacy Act
and the Emergency Powers and Parking Lot laws, which protect
citizens against firearm confiscations during states of emergency
and wrongful termination by their employers for locking a firearm
in their personal vehicle while at work.
Representative Saunders' dedication to preserving our Second
Amendment rights and hunting heritage has earned him an "A" rating
and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.
"On November 2, I urge all Indiana NRA Members and gun owners in
the 54th District to re-elect Tom Saunders," Cox
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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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