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NRA Endorses Jim Oberweis for U.S. Senate in Illinois

Friday, September 12, 2014

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 Jim Oberweis for U.S. Senate in Illinois.

Based on his support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Oberweis 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.

“Jim Oberweis will protect our Second Amendment freedoms,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “He is the only candidate in this race who will fight against elitist billionaires like Michael Bloomberg who are committed to dismantling our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

Oberweis strongly opposes 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 opposes Obama’s anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, such as Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Oberweis also opposes any treaty by the United Nations or any other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners. He also voted for legislation to allow law-abiding citizens in Illinois to carry a concealed firearm.

“We can count on Jim Oberweis 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 Jim for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Illinois to vote Jim Oberweis for U.S. Senate on November 4.”

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The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates — irrespective of party affiliation — based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.