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NRA-PVF Endorses Tim Holden for U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Tim Holden for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District.

"Tim Holden's commitment to preserving our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage has earned him the NRA-PVF endorsement," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "Tim will continue fighting for the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding gun owners in Pennsylvania and across the country."

As a member of Congress, Tim Holden has demonstrated his commitment to our Second Amendment rights by voting for legislation enacted into law that prevents bogus lawsuits against gun manufacturers and prohibits gun confiscation during states of emergency. He also voted to restore self-defense rights in our nation's capital and signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting our individual right to keep and bear arms in the Heller case. Holden cosponsored concealed carry reciprocity legislation which would provide a national standard for carrying concealed firearms, in addition to cosponsoring legislation that would reform the of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Additionally, Holden signed a letter to Attorney General Holder expressing his opposition to re-enacting the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. Most recently, Holden signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case.

Based on his solid pro-gun voting record and his leadership on gun issues in the House, Tim Holden has earned an "A" rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

"On November 2nd, I urge all Pennsylvania NRA Members and gun owners in the 17th District to vote Tim Holden for Congress," Cox concluded.

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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The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates — irrespective of party affiliation — based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.