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 Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate in Iowa.
Based on her support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Ernst has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the November 4, 2014 election. An “A” rating is reserved for a solidly pro-gun legislator who has supported NRA positions on key votes.
“In the Iowa Senate, Joni has become a leader on gun rights and has proven herself to be a loyal friend to the state’s sportsmen and women,” noted Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “Joni supported legislation on state preemption to ensure that Second Amendment rights are not violated by Iowa’s local governments. In addition, Ernst supported legislation expanding the right of self-defense.”
Ernst will stand 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, she opposes Obama’s anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, such as Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. She 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 Joni Ernst 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 Joni for her service to our country and for her steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Iowa to vote Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate on November 4.”
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