Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our five million members across the country, The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Georgia State Senator Buddy Carter for the 2014 Republican U.S. House Primary Runoff in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District.
Based on his leadership on Second Amendment issues in the Georgia State House of Representatives and Senate, Carter has earned an “A” rating from NRA-PVF in the July 22 Republican primary runoff. An “A” is reserved for a candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office.
"Throughout his career, Carter has consistently opposed all attempts to restrict gun rights and has been a strong advocate of the Second Amendment," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.
As a Georgia State Senator, Carter voted for SB 101, a bill that enhanced Georgia’s reciprocity with out-of-state concealed carry permit holders, prevented the state from creating a data base of permit holders, and protected the confidentiality of their identities. In addition, he voted for SB 93 that would allow hunting with suppressors in Georgia.
Furthermore, Carter is on record supporting national right to carry reciprocity; opposing an EPA ban on lead ammunition and components; and opposing “universal” background checks that would criminalize the private transfer of a firearm between life-long friends and many family members.
"On behalf of the NRA's five million members, we thank Buddy for his unwavering support of the Second Amendment. We urge our members, gun-owners, and sportsmen in Georgia to vote for Buddy in the upcoming Republican primary runoff on July 22," concluded Cox.
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