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NRA-PVF Endorses Jim DeMint for U.S. Senate in South Carolina

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) for re-election to the U.S. Senate this November.

Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF stated, "The NRA-PVF is proud to support to Jim DeMint because he is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in South Carolina and across America."

During his time in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim DeMint has consistently supported gun rights for law-abiding Americans. Sen. DeMint signed the pro-gun congressional "friend of the court" brief in the 2008 Heller case supporting the Second Amendment as an individual right and striking down the gun ban in our nation's capital. He also signed the pro-gun congressional "friend of the court" brief in the McDonald case supporting the position that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans.

DeMint voted for the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment that would extend federal protection of state right to carry licenses and permits across the country and voted for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that prevents attempts to bankrupt the American gun industry through bogus lawsuits. In addition, he voted to repeal the D.C. gun ban and restore the right of self-defense to law-abiding residents of our nation's capital; to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency; and to allow carry license or permit holders to carry and transport firearms for self-defense in national parks and wildlife refuges. He also voted against the confirmation of anti-gun Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.

Jim DeMint's unwavering record in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and commitment to preserving our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage has earned him an "A" rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.

"South Carolinians value their Second Amendment freedoms, and Jim DeMint is the clear choice to represent them," Cox concluded. "We ask all South Carolina gun-owners and hunters to vote Jim DeMint for U.S. Senate on November 2nd."

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.