Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Eric Cantor for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.
"The NRA-PVF is endorsing Eric Cantor because he is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Virginia and across America," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.
As a member of Congress, Cantor has demonstrated his strong 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 cosponsoring legislation to restore self-defense rights in our nation's capital. 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. Cantor also cosponsored legislation to force much-needed reform at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
In addition, Rep. Cantor voted for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prevents attempts to bankrupt the American gun industry through bogus lawsuits, and voted for the Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act, which ensures that a person filing for bankruptcy will not lose their right to self-defense. He also voted for the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act that prohibits gun confiscation during states of emergency as happened after Hurricane Katrina.
Eric Cantor's strong 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 2, I urge all Virginia NRA Members and gun owners in the 7th District to vote Eric Cantor 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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