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 Nikki Haley for reelection as Governor of South Carolina.
Based on her leadership on Second Amendment issues, Haley has earned an “A+” rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election. An “A+” is the NRA-PVF’s 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.
“Governor Haley is a strong Second Amendment leader for South Carolina,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “She signed into law a comprehensive pro-gun reform bill that made numerous improvements to South Carolina’s Right-to-Carry law, including allowing people with carry permits to more fully exercise their right to self-defense. Governor Haley also signed legislation repealing anti-gun policies that had been on the books since the 1970s.”
While serving in the state legislature, Haley voted for Castle Doctrine legislation giving law-abiding citizens greater rights to self-protection if a criminal breaks into their home. She has also long supported hunting as a valuable tool for wildlife management and conservation. Haley 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 Nikki Haley to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in the Palmetto State,” added Cox. “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank Nikki for her steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in South Carolina to vote Nikki Haley Governor on November 4.”
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