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 Mitch McConnell for United States Senate in Kentucky.
Based on his leadership on Second Amendment issues, McConnell 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.
“The true measure of leadership and courage comes during moments of adversity and Leader McConnell has stood steadfast with America’s law-abiding gun owners during the most trying of times,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “He has fought against sweeping gun and ammo bans and supported substantive efforts that rightfully place the burden of our justice system on violent criminals. Leader McConnell also led the effort in the U.S. Senate last year to defeat Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda.”
McConnell strongly opposed the Obama-Bloomberg 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 nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, 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.
“Gun owners can count on Mitch McConnell 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 encourage all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky to vote Mitch McConnell for U.S. Senate on November 4.”
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