Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Jerry Moran for election to the U.S. Senate this November.
"Jerry Moran is a steadfast supporter of our freedom," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "He has an unwavering record of fighting for and protecting the Second Amendment for all law-abiding Americans and has earned the trust of Kansas gun owners."
Rep. Moran was the lead sponsor of the Open Fields Initiative, a new program that will provide resources to fund state efforts to develop voluntary incentive programs that expand public access lands for hunting, fishing and will safeguard our treasured hunting heritage. He cosponsored and voted for legislation to end reckless lawsuits against America's gun manufacturers and legislation to prohibit gun confiscation from law-abiding Americans during states of emergency. He also voted to repeal of the D.C. gun ban/registration statute and restore the right of self-defense to law-abiding residents of our nation's capital.
Jerry Moran signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of our individual right to keep and bear arms in the historic Heller case. He also signed the congressional amicus brief stating that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that applies to all Americans, no matter where they live, in the McDonald case. In addition, Rep. Moran cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment, which would extend federal protection of state right-to-carry licenses and permits across the country, and is the sponsor of legislation to force much-needed reform of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"Kansas hunters and gun owners value their right to own firearms and Jerry Moran is the best candidate to help them preserve that freedom," Cox continued. "We urge all NRA members and gun owners to vote Jerry Moran for U.S. Senate 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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