Fairfax, Va.-- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing David Schweikert for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's 5th Congressional District this November.
"We can count on David Schweikert to defend the Second Amendment freedoms of Arizona's law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. "David Schweikert is the clear choice for gun owners in this race."
As a state legislator, David Schweikert was the lead sponsor and voted for Arizona's constitutional carry legislation that allows law-abiding people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. He voted to protect the right to hunt and fish on public lands and for pro-conservation legislation to protect and improve hunting and fishing opportunities. Schweikert opposes federal firearm owner licensing and no-net-loss of public hunting lands and believes sportsmen should have access to federally owned or administered lands for hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting.
David Schweikert's commitment to preserving the Second Amendment has earned him an "A" rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.
"David Schweikert will be a strong voice in fighting ongoing efforts by anti-gun politicians to dismantle the Second Amendment," Cox concluded. "We ask all gun owners and hunters in Arizona's 5th District to vote David Schweikert for Congress on November 2."
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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