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 Greg Abbott for Governor of Texas.
Based on his support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Abbott has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election. An “A” rating is reserved for a pro-gun elected official who has consistently supported the NRA’s position on issues of importance to gun owners and sportsmen.
“As Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott has been a staunch supporter of our Second Amendment rights and an outspoken critic of the Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “In sharp contrast, his opponent supports restrictions on private firearm sales and even tried to ban gun shows from public facilities. Greg Abbott is the clear choice for Texas Governor.
In addition, Abbott stood up to local governments that tried to pass gun control ordinances in violation of state law. He also values and supports Texas’s unique hunting heritage as a valuable tool for wildlife management and conservation. Abbott was a leading defender of the Second Amendment in the landmark case District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that the Constitution guarantees the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. He also worked to bring the number of states with which Texas has concealed carry license reciprocity or recognition to 41.Abbott rejects expanded licensing and registration schemes and so-called “universal” background checks, which require federal government approval for transferring firearms between life-long friends and family members.
“We can count on Greg Abbott to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in Texas,” added Cox. “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank Greg for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Texas to vote Greg Abbott for Governor on November 4.”
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