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 John Cornyn for United States Senate in Texas.
Based on his leadership on Second Amendment issues, Cornyn has earned an “A+” rating from the NRA-PVF in the November 4, 2014 election. An “A+” is the highest possible rating and is reserved for legislators with an excellent voting record on critical NRA issues who have also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
“Sen. Cornyn is a leader in the U.S. Senate on self-defense laws. In the 113th Congress, he was the lead sponsor of the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013, which would ensure that law-abiding Americans are able to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry,” said Chris W. Cox, Chairman of the NRA-PVF. “As the former top law enforcement official in Texas, Sen. Cornyn understands first hand that our criminal justice system should focus on prosecuting violent criminals, not punishing law-abiding gun owners.”
Cornyn has stood up to the Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda, including their so-called “universal” background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of a firearm between life-long friends and many family members. Additionally, he voted against Obama’s anti-gun U.S. Supreme court nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. He also opposes any treaty by the United Nations or any other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.
“We can count on John Cornyn to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in the U.S. Senate,” added Cox. “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank John for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Texas to vote John Cornyn for U.S. Senate on November 4.”
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