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 Pete Ricketts for Governor of Nebraska.
Ricketts has received an “AQ” rating from the NRA in the 2014 general election. An “AQ” is reserved for a pro-gun candidate whose rating is based on pro-gun responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and is the highest rating a candidate can receive without a voting record on Second Amendment issues.
“Pete Ricketts has made clear he is a friend of law-abiding gun owners and will do all he can as Governor to protect and promote the people’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “As former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushes his gun control campaign in state capitols around the country, we need strong Second Amendment supporters like Pete Ricketts to stand up to him.”
As a sportsman himself, Ricketts supports hunting as a valuable tool for wildlife management, a positive use of natural resources, and an American tradition that teaches young people responsibility and respect for the outdoors. Additionally, he 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 Pete Ricketts to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in Nebraska. The NRA encourages all gun owners and sportsmen in Nebraska to vote for Pete Ricketts for Governor on November 4,” concluded Cox.
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