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NRA-PVF Endorses Tim Walz for U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Tim Walz for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

"The NRA-PVF is endorsing Tim Walz because he has defended the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Minnesota and across America," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.

"I grew up hunting and spent 24 years in the Army National Guard. I know how important Second Amendment rights are to the people of southern Minnesota. I'm proud to stand with the NRA to protect our Second Amendment rights, and I'm truly grateful for their endorsement," said Walz.

As a member of Congress, Walz has demonstrated his commitment to our Second Amendment rights by voting for legislation to allow permit holders to carry and transport firearms for self-defense in national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as helping to restore self-defense rights in our nation's capital by cosponsoring and voting for the Second Amendment Enforcement Act. He signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting our individual right to keep and bear arms in the Heller case and signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case.  Walz also cosponsored legislation to force much-needed reform at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Tim Walz's commitment to preserving our right to keep and bear arms has earned him an "A" rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

"On November 2nd, I urge all Minnesota NRA Members and gun owners in the 1st District to vote Tim Walz 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.