Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced the endorsement of James Comer for the U.S. House of Representatives in the May 17, 2016, Republican Primary in the 1st Congressional District of Kentucky.
Mr. Comer's proven record of supporting law-abiding Kentuckians' Second Amendment rights has earned him an "A" rating and primary endorsement from NRA. An “A” rating is reserved for solidly pro-gun candidates who have a proven record of supporting NRA positions on key votes and Second Amendment issues.
“On behalf of the National Rifle Association and our five million members, we are proud to endorse James Comer. He is a devoted sportsman with a solid record of leadership in support of the Second Amendment. Kentuckians can trust James Comer to fight against the gun control agenda of President Obama, Hillary Clinton and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Congress," said Chris Cox, Chairman, NRA-PVF.
Mr. Comer's record of Second Amendment support includes:
- Supported legislation to provide immunity from prosecution and remove a duty to retreat for law-abiding citizens exercising lawful self-defense
- Co-sponsored Kentucky’s Right to Hunt and Fish Act
- Voted for legislation to create “no-net-loss” of public hunting lands
- Strongly supports concealed carry reciprocity
“It's important that we elect a leader with a proven track record of supporting the Second Amendment. I urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky to vote James Comer for Congress in the May 17 Republican primary," concluded Cox.
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