NRA-PVF | NRA-PVF Endorses Gary Herbert for Governor of Utah

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NRA-PVF Endorses Gary Herbert for Governor of Utah

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Gary Herbert for re-election in Utah's gubernatorial race on November 2nd.

"Gary Herbert'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. "Gun owners in Utah can trust Gary to continue fighting for their Second Amendment rights."

During his time as Governor, Gary Herbert signed into law several pro-gun bills, including: a "car carry" bill that allows concealed carry in a vehicle and on a person's property without a concealed firearm permit; a "parking lot" bill to allow law-abiding citizens to keep firearms in their locked vehicles while they are parked in their employer's parking lot or others; and a "defensive display" bill to clarify how law-abiding citizens can carry and use firearms for self-defense. He also signed into law legislation to exempt from liability any property owner who allows a concealed firearm permit holder to bring a firearm onto his property.

Herbert's support for the Second Amendment has earned him an "A+" rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

"On November 2nd, I urge all Utah NRA members, hunters and gun owners to vote Gary Herbert for Governor," 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.