Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) for re-election this November.
“Roy Blunt has a strong record of protecting the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding Missourians,” said NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox. “He has consistently opposed the extreme gun control agenda of President Obama, Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and has stood up against anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Roy Blunt’s unwavering commitment to preserving our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage has earned him an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF. Among his many legislative accomplishments, he has:
- Voted against the Obama-Bloomberg universal background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms which, according to the Justice Department, is only enforceable through federal firearms registration.
- Voted against bans on commonly owned firearms, magazines and ammunition.
- Voted for Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, which would ensure that law-abiding Americans with the legal right to carry concealed would be able to carry their firearm for self-defense in any other state.
- Voted for legislation that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. He also signed multiple letters opposing any international treaty by the United Nations or other global organizations that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.
- Voted to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency, as happened after Hurricane Katrina. Voted to prohibit reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt American firearms manufacturers.
- Voted for legislation that would protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights.
- Opposed anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Signed the pro-gun congressional “friend of the court” brief in the landmark Heller case, arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to Keep and Bear Arms and that Washington, D.C.’s gun ban was unconstitutional.
- Signed the pro-gun congressional “friend of the court” brief in the landmark McDonald case, arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees the fundamental, individual right of all Americans to Keep and Bear Arms and that Chicago’s gun ban was unconstitutional.
“Roy Blunt is a champion of our Second Amendment rights. It is critical for all freedom-loving Missourians to vote Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate this November,” Cox concluded.
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