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 Shelley Moore Capito for U.S. Senate in West Virginia.
Based on her support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Capito 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 the NRA’s position on votes of importance to gun owners.
“Shelley has consistently fought to preserve and improve self-defense laws, gun rights and our hunting heritage for West Virginians and all Americans,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “She will strongly oppose any attempt by President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restrict their freedom.”
Capito 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, she opposes Obama’s anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, such as Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Capito 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 Shelley Moore Capito 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 Shelley for her steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in West Virginia to vote Shelley Moore Capito for U.S. Senate on November 4.”
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