Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN) in the Republican primary for U.S. House of Representatives in the 5th Congressional District of Indiana being held on May 4th.
"During his tenure in the House, Dan Burton has consistently supported the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Second Amendment and our country's rich hunting heritage," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "Because of his solid pro-gun support, Dan Burton has earned an 'A' rating and endorsement from NRA-PVF."
Rep. Burton voted to curb frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency. He also helped to restore Second Amendment rights in our nation's capital by cosponsoring and voting for the D.C. Second Amendment Enforcement Act, as well as signing the amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting an individual right to keep and bear arms in the Heller case. Most recently, Rep. Burton signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief supporting the Second Amendment's application to state and local governments in the McDonald case now before the Supreme Court. Finally, he cosponsored legislation to reform the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Cox continued, "Dan Burton's pro-gun accomplishments are extensive, and his record proves that he will continue to be a strong and consistent friend in the U.S. House of Representatives. This May 4th, I encourage all gun-owners and NRA members to vote for Congressman Dan Burton in Indiana's 5th Congressional District Republican primary."
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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