FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced on Monday its endorsement of Cindy Hyde-Smith to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate.
“Cindy Hyde-Smith is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment and will work to ensure that our constitutional rights are protected,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Hyde-Smith will protect our right to keep and bear arms in the U.S. Senate and vote to confirm Supreme Court justices who respect the Second Amendment.”
Hyde-Smith has an “A” rating from NRA-PVF. That rating is earned by solidly pro-gun legislators who have supported NRA positions on key votes and issues.
Hyde-Smith has opposed attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms, magazines, and ammunition, and she has stood against the gun control agenda promoted by Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
She also cosponsored concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would ensure that law-abiding Americans who can carry a concealed firearm in their home state can cross state lines without inadvertently breaking the law. In addition, Hyde-Smith opposes firearm registration and supports the Second Amendment rights of Social Security recipients.
“Cindy Hyde-Smith is a strong defender of our Constitution and will protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners. We urge all Second Amendment supporters to vote Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate in Mississippi’s upcoming special election,” Cox concluded.
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