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 Andy Barr for reelection to the U.S. Congress in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.
Based on his support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Barr has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the November 4, 2014 general election. An “A” rating is reserved for a pro-gun legislator who has supported the NRA’s position on votes of importance to gun owners.
“Congressman Barr has consistently opposed all attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms and magazines, and has stood strong against the Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “With our Second Amendment Rights under attack like never before, gun owners need leaders like Andy in Congress to protect our freedoms.”
Barr cosponsored and voted for the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, a bill to expand hunting and fishing opportunities for sportsmen throughout Kentucky and the country. Additionally, he cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013. This bill would ensure that law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun permit would be able to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
Barr opposes so-called “universal” background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of a firearm between life-long friends and many family members.
“We can count on Andy Barr to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in the U.S. House,” added Cox. “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank Andy for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District to vote Andy Barr for Congress on November 4.”
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