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NRA-PVF Endorses Charlie Summers for U.S. Senate in Maine

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Charlie Summers for U.S. Senate in Maine.

"Charlie Summers 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, Charlie Summers has earned an "A" rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF."

Charlie Summers supports District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, which held that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Maine and everywhere else in America. Summers 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. He supports 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, and he will work 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.

In contrast, Charlie Summers’ Democrat opponent, Cynthia Dill, has attacked our Second Amendment rights. Cynthia Dill supports reinstating the failed Clinton gun ban and refused to return the NRA federal candidate questionnaire, which is a sign of indifference, if not outright hostility, to the rights of gun owners and sportsmen.

"The choice is clear for voters in Maine. Charlie Summers will respect their right to self-defense and will honor their rich hunting heritage. Cynthia Dill will not." Cox continued. "We urge all NRA members and gun owners in Maine to vote Charlie Summers 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.