NRA-PVF Endorses Tom Corbett For Pennsylvania Governor
Friday, September 24, 2010
Fairfax, VA -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Attorney General Tom Corbett in the
Pennsylvania gubernatorial race on November 2.
"Tom Corbett has earned the NRA-PVF endorsement for his
unwavering pro-gun support throughout his political career,"
said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "His commitment to
preserving our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage makes
Tom Corbett the clear choice for Pennsylvania gun owners."
Corbett is an NRA life member and as Pennsylvania's attorney
general, he has consistently supported the Second Amendment rights
of Pennsylvanians. Corbett has opposed efforts to weaken
Pennsylvania's firearms preemption statute and actions by towns and
cities to pass gun regulations in violation of that statute. He
issued a letter stating that local governments do not have the
legal authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and during his
term has tripled the number of right-to-carry reciprocity
agreements with other states, greatly enhancing Pennsylvanians'
right to carry a firearm for self protection. In addition,
Corbett signed amicus briefs in both the Heller and
McDonald cases, supporting our fundamental, individual
right to keep and bear arms. Because of his consistent support for
individual gun ownership rights, Tom Corbett has earned an "A"
rating from the NRA-PVF.
"Voters in Pennsylvania value their freedom and they can count
on Tom Corbett to fight for them," Cox continued. "Gun owners
can count on Tom Corbett to continue to support their right to hunt
and to keep and bear arms. We urge all Pennsylvania gun
owners and sportsmen to vote Tom Corbett for Governor on November
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. 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.