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NRA-PVF Endorses Peter Shumlin for Governor in Vermont

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Peter Shumlin for Governor in Vermont.

“Governor Peter Shumlin is committed to protecting the Second Amendment rights and rich hunting heritage of the people of Vermont,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “His strong support and voting record have earned him an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF, and we proudly endorse him for re-election as Governor.”

While serving as Governor, and previously as President of the state Senate, Peter Shumlin opposed legislative efforts that would mandate unnecessary storage requirements of firearms and enact punitive taxes on lead ammunition. Shumlin also led the effort to support the creation and development of publicly accessible shooting ranges.

“Peter Shumlin has demonstrated his support for the Second Amendment,” continued Cox. “We urge all NRA members, gun owners, and sportsmen in Vermont to vote Peter Shumlin for Governor 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.