Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Roger Wicker for U.S. Senate in Mississippi.
“Roger Wicker is committed to protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms guaranteed to all Americans,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “His strong dedication and voting record have earned him an “A+” rating from the NRA-PVF, and we proudly endorse him for re-election to the U.S. Senate.”
While serving in the United States Senate, Roger Wicker voted against confirming President Obama’s two anti-gun Supreme Court nominees, Sonia Sotamayor and Elena Kagan, and signed a bipartisan letter opposing any international treaty by the United Nations or any other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners. He also voted for “The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” to prevent the American gun industry from being sued into bankruptcy through bogus lawsuits. In addition, Wicker voted for the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment, which would have ensured that law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun permit would have been able to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
Wicker led the effort to expand right-to-carry by sponsoring an amendment to permit law-abiding gun owners who travel on Amtrak to safely transport firearms and ammunition in their checked baggage. He also supported an amendment to allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms in National Parks for the purposes of self-defense.
In contrast, his opponent, Albert Gore, Jr., has earned a “D+” rating from the NRA-PVF for opposing our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Gore would support anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, supports secret government lists used to deny law-abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights, and supports the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives circumventing the will of Congress by centralizing records of thousands of Americans’ long gun purchases.
“The choice is clear in this election. Roger Wicker will support our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage. Albert Gore, Jr. will not,” concluded Cox. “We urge all NRA members and gun owners in Mississippi to vote Roger Wicker for U.S. Senate on November 6.”
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 ratings and endorsements. These are based on candidate voting records, public statements and responses to NRA-PVF questionnaires.
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