Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association's Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox are traveling across the State of Mississippi on October 1 for a tour announcing the endorsement of Governor Haley Barbour's re-election for Governor of Mississippi.
In his first term, Governor Barbour signed "Emergency Powers" legislation that protects law-abiding gun owners from firearms confiscation during a state of emergency and the "Castle Doctrine" that allows lawful citizens to defend their homes, families and businesses from criminals without fear of prosecution. Also, under the Governor's watch, legislation passed to lengthen mandatory prison sentences for gun crimes.
Governor Barbour's strong, pro-gun voting record has earned him an "A+" rating and endorsement by NRA-PVF.
Locations and times of events are as follows:
Jackson, Mississippi - 1p.m.
Magnolia Rifle and Pistol Club
181 Swinging Bridge Road
Florence, MS 39073
Tupelo, Mississippi - 3:30p.m.
Tupelo Furniture Market
1879 North Coley Road
Tupelo, MS 38801
Columbus, Mississippi - 5:15p.m.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport
2080 Airport Road
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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.