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NRA-PVF Endorses Lamar Smith for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 21st Congressional District

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fairfax, Va.-- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Lamar Smith for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas' 21st Congressional District this November.

Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF stated, "The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund supports Lamar Smith because he has always been a strong defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Texas and across America."

As a member of Congress, Lamar Smith has demonstrated his proven and consistent commitment to our Second Amendment rights by voting for legislation enacted into law that prevents attempts to bankrupt the American gun industry through bogus lawsuits and legislation that prohibits gun confiscation during states of emergency. Smith 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 and 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, he signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that protects all Americans in the McDonald case. In addition, Smith cosponsored and supported legislation to force much-needed reform at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).

Lamar Smith's solid and consistent pro-gun voting record in Congress has earned him an "A+" rating -- the NRA-PVF's highest -- and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

"On November 2, I urge all Texas NRA Members and gun owners in the 21st District to vote Lamar Smith 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.