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NRA-PVF Endorses Rick Berg for U.S. Senate in North Dakota

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Rick Berg for U.S. Senate in North Dakota.

“Rick Berg 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, Rick Berg has earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.”

“I am honored to accept the endorsement of the National Rifle Association,” said Berg. “As a hunter and long-time member of the National Rifle Association, North Dakota's outdoor tradition and legacy are incredibly important to me and my family. I will continue to be a trusted advocate and defender of our Second Amendment freedoms so that future generations of lawful sportsmen and women will have the same opportunities that my son Jack and I enjoy today.”

Rick Berg will oppose anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court and opposes any international treaty by the United Nations or any other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners. While serving in Congress, Rick Berg 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. Berg also 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.

Berg cosponsored 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. Berg also voted for H.R. 4089, “The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act,” which would promote America’s hunting heritage and positively impact sportsmen throughout the country. In addition, Berg 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.

“Voters in North Dakota can trust that Rick Berg will respect their right to self-defense and will honor their rich hunting heritage,” Cox continued. “We urge all NRA members and gun owners North Dakota to vote Rick Berg 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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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.