Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Attorney General Ken Paxton for re-election in Texas.
“Ken Paxton has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to safeguarding the constitutional rights of all law-abiding Texans through his active role in Second Amendment litigation," said Jason Ouimet, NRA-PVF chairman.
Paxton has earned the highest attainable “A+” rating from the NRA. This rating is reserved for elected officials who have a proven record of leadership in the fight to promote and defend the right to keep and bear arms.
Under Paxton's direction, Texas has led or joined a number of coalitions of state attorneys general in filing "friend of the court" briefs supporting the Second Amendment in numerous landmark court cases, including New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. This case before the United States Supreme Court seeks to protect the right to carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home. His office has also defended Texas' campus carry law, enforced Texas' state firearms preemption statute and issued an opinion preventing local officials from abusing COVID disaster declarations to close gun stores.
"He's constantly battling on the frontlines and in trenches of the battle to protect Texans' Second Amendment rights. We encourage all Texas NRA members, supporters, gun owners and sportsmen to vote Ken Paxton for Attorney General in the March 1 primary election," Ouimet concluded.
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.
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The NRA-PVF is non-partisan in issuing its candidate grades and endorsements. Our decisions are not based on a candidate's party affiliation, but rather on his or her record on Second Amendment issues. The NRA is a single issue organization. The only issues on which we evaluate candidates seeking elected office are gun-related issues.
Indicates an NRA Endorsed Candidate.
A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.
A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate's responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.
A generally pro-gun candidate. However, a "B" candidate may have opposed some pro-gun reform or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.
Not necessarily a passing grade. A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions or support some restrictive legislation.
An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
True enemy of gun owners' rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners' rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.
Refused to answer the NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire or a candidate who has made contradictory statements or taken positions that are inconsistent with the candidate's answers to the NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire or previous record. A rating of "?" often indicates indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners' and sportsmen's rights.
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