Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing John Barrow for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District.
“John Barrow has a proven record of defending the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his strong support of our rights, Barrow has earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.”
While serving in Congress, John Barrow 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 for all law-abiding Americans. Barrow cosponsored and voted for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protected American gun makers from being sued into bankruptcy. He also cosponsored 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.
Barrow voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the deadly Operation Fast and Furious scandal, and 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. Barrow also signed a letter to Attorney General Holder with 64 other House Democrats expressing opposition to the reenactment of the failed Clinton ban on semi-automatic firearms. In addition, he voted for H.R. 4089, “The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act,” which would promote America’s hunting heritage and positively impact sportsmen throughout the country, and he cosponsored and voted for H.R. 420, “The Veterans’ Heritage Firearms Act,” to provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members could register firearms acquired overseas between 1934 and 1968 without fear of prosecution.
“Voters in Georgia can trust that John Barrow will protect our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage,” concluded Cox. “That’s why the NRA-PVF is endorsing John Barrow 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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