Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in South Dakota's At-Large Congressional District this November.
Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF stated, "The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund supports Stephanie Herseth Sandlin because she has defended the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in South Dakota and across America."
As a member of Congress, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has demonstrated her commitment to our Second Amendment rights by voting for legislation to curb bogus lawsuits against gun manufacturers and to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency. She also helped to restore self-defense rights in our nation's capital by cosponsoring and voting for the D.C. Personal Protection Act and the Second Amendment Enforcement Act, as well as signing the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting our individual right to keep and bear arms in the Heller case. Most recently, she signed the successful pro-gun congressional amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that applies to all Americans in the McDonald case. In addition, she signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder stating her opposition to reinstating the failed assault rifle ban and magazine ban and also supported legislation to force reform at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).
Herseth Sandlin's pro-gun record in the U.S. House of Representatives has earned her an "A" rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.
"On November 2, I urge all South Dakota NRA Members and gun owners to vote Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 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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