Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Eric Cantor for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.
“Eric Cantor is committed to protecting the Second Amendment and Virginia’s hunting and sporting heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “His solid voting record has earned him an “A+” rating from the NRA-PVF, and we endorse him for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.”
While serving in Congress, Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined the historic briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, which argued that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Virginia and everywhere else in America. Cantor voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the deadly Operation Fast and Furious scandal. He cosponsored and voted for the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” which protected American gun makers from being sued into bankruptcy, and voted for H.R. 822, “The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would ensure that law-abiding Americans with valid concealed handgun permits would be able to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
Cantor voted for an amendment to prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from circumventing the will of Congress by centralizing records of thousands of Americans’ long gun purchases and voted for H.R. 4089, “The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act,” which would promote America’s hunting heritage and positively impact sportsmen throughout the country. He also voted for the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency as happened after Hurricane Katrina.
“Eric Cantor’s steadfast leadership and support of the Second Amendment has been instrumental in passing numerous pro-gun and pro-hunting bills in Congress,” Cox continued. “As a result, he has earned our support in this election. We urge all NRA members and gun owners in Virginia’s 7th District to vote Eric Cantor for U.S. House of Representatives 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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