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 Scott Walker for reelection as Governor of Wisconsin.
Based on his leadership on Second Amendment issues, Walker has earned an "A+" rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election. An "A+" is the highest possible rating and is reserved for elected officials with an excellent public record on critical NRA issues who have also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
"Scott Walker is a battle-tested leader in the fight to preserve Second Amendment rights in Wisconsin," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. "He's never wavered, never backed down and never stood still in the fight to protect our freedoms."
Walker signed Right-to-Carry legislation into law, ensuring the right of self-defense in Wisconsin for law-abiding citizens. He also signed into law Castle Doctrine legislation protecting citizens who defend themselves and their families from criminal attack. Walker showed his commitment to Wisconsin's rich hunting heritage by signing a bill into law that encourages the recruitment and retention of hunters and trappers. In sharp contrast, Walker's opponent refused to answer the NRA-PVF questionnaire, often an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to issues of importance to law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.
Walker rejects expanded licensing and registration schemes, and so-called "universal" background checks which include restrictions on transferring firearms between life-long friends and family members.
"We can count on Scott Walker to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in Wisconsin," added Cox. "On behalf of the NRA's five million members, I want to thank Scott for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Wisconsin to vote Scott Walker for Governor on November 4."
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