We can count on Thad Cochran to stand up for our constitutional freedoms.
Throughout his career, Senator Thad Cochran has been a proven leader and has consistently stood up to every attempt by anti-gun extremists to degrade and erode our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that taxpayer funds are not used to fund politically motivated gun control and anti-gun studies. He believes that the Right to Keep and Bear arms is not negotiable.
For these reasons and more, Senator Thad Cochran has received our endorsement and an "A+" rating:
Supports Right-to-Carry Voted for national right to carry reciprocity legislation to ensure that law-abiding Americans are able to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
Supports Gun Shows Voted against an amendment that would have effectively eliminated gun shows.
Opposes a Semi-Auto Ban Voted multiple times against Senator Dianne Feinstein’s attempts to ban semi-automatic firearms.
Opposes Magazine Ban Voted multiple times against attempts to ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
Opposes U.N. Gun Ban Treaty Signed multiple letters, voted for an amendment, and cosponsored a resolution opposing any international treaty by the U.N. or other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.
Opposes a Ban on Hunting Ammunition Voted against an amendment that would ban common hunting ammunition.
Opposes "Universal" Background Checks Voted against the Obama/Bloomberg "universal" background check system, which would criminalize the transfer of firearms between many family members and life-long friends.
Opposes Gun Confiscation Voted for “The Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act,” to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency as happened after Hurricane Katrina.
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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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