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NRA Announces Ad Campaign to Defeat Phil Bredesen

Friday, October 5, 2018

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today kicked-off a seven-figure campaign in Tennessee to inform voters that a vote for Phil Bredesen is a vote for the Schumer/Pelosi/Feinstein gun control agend​a. The first ad of the campaign, Always Tennessee, will air on cable, regional broadcast, radio and digital platforms.

"Phil Bredesen earned a “D” rating from the NRA because he turned his back on law-abiding gun owners," said Chris W. Cox, chairman NRA-PVF. "He is being proudly supported by anti-gun extremists Chuck Schumer and Michael Bloomberg.”​

The ad focuses on the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court. Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court is split 4-4 on the basic right to keep a firearm in the home for self-defense. The next justice will be the deciding vote.​ If Bredesen is elected and Democrats take control of the Senate, Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein will block pro-Second Amendment judicial nominees.

"The stakes for this election are clear. Our basic right to keep a firearm in the home for self-defense hangs in the balance," continued Cox. "Don't be fooled. A vote for Phil Bredesen is a vote for a Democrat-controlled Senate, with Majority Leader Schumer and Chairman Feinstein controlling who sits on the Supreme Court."

Phil Bredesen supports a federal gun database, vetoed protections for concealed carry permit holders and supports criminalizing private firearm transfers.

“Marsha Blackburn will always support the constitutional rights of law-abiding Tennessee gun owners,” concluded Cox.


Watch the ad here:

The script follows:

NRA – TN – Always Tennessee – 30s

The Supreme Court is divided

Our right to self-defense hangs in the balance

If Phil Bredesen wins, Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein will destroy our right to self-defense

But there’s something you can do about it

Marsha Blackburn will defend our rights. Always.

On November 6, vote Marsha Blackburn for US Senate

The NRA Political Victory fund is responsible for the content of this advertising

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The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates — irrespective of party affiliation — based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.