Fairfax, Va.— On behalf of our members in Mississippi, the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) proudly announces its endorsement of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R) for re-election.
NRA-PVF Chairman Chris Cox stated, "Under Tate Reeves' leadership over the past four years, the state Senate has taken critically important steps to protect our Second Amendment rights and to recognize the key role that Mississippi sportsmen play in wildlife conservation. Thanks to his work, self-defense options have been expanded for law-abiding Mississippians and hunters will enjoy savings when purchasing equipment before heading into the field this fall."
During his first term as Lieutenant Governor, the Mississippi Legislature passed more than a dozen pro-gun and pro-sportsmen measures that eventually became law. Reeves prioritized legislation this year to reduce concealed carry permit fees across the board and actively promoted passage of a bill in 2014 that established an annual Second Amendment sales tax holiday for firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies. This year's tax-free weekend will September 4-6.
"We encourage all NRA members to go to the polls and support Tate Reeves in the Primary Election on August 4, and then to ask their fellow gun owners and sportsmen to do likewise," concluded Cox.
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