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 Collin Peterson for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota.
Based on his support for and commitment to the Second Amendment, Peterson has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the November 4, 2014 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.
“Throughout his career, Collin Peterson 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. “He showed his support for Minnesota’s rich hunting heritage by voting for the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act, which would protect access to public lands for hunting, and prohibit the EPA from banning traditional hunting ammunition and fishing tackle.”
In addition, Peterson cosponsored and voted for concealed carry reciprocity legislation, which would enable law-abiding Americans to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
“We can count on Collin Peterson 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 Collin for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota to vote Collin Peterson for U.S. Congress on or before November 4.”
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.