Throughout his career U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has stood up to every attempt by President Obama, Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg and other anti-gun extremists to degrade and erode our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage.
For these reason and more, Senator McConnell has received our endorsement and an "A+" rating from NRA-PVF:
Supports Right-to-Carry Voted for the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, to ensure that law-abiding Americans are able to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. He also voted for a similar amendment in 2009.
Opposes “Universal” Background Checks Opposed the Obama/Bloomberg so-called “universal” background check system, which would criminalize the transfer of firearms between many honest, law-abiding gun owners.
Opposes Semi-Auto Ban Opposed Senator Dianne Feinstein’s failed semi-auto ban, designed to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense.
Opposes Magazine Ban Opposed a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Supports Veterans' Second Amendment Rights Voted for an amendment that protects veterans’ Second Amendment rights.
Opposes U.N. Gun Ban Treaty Signed multiple letters, voted for an amendment, and cosponsored a resolution opposing any international treaty by the United Nations or other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.
Opposes Anti-Gun Supreme Court Justices Voted against Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Supports Gun Manufacturers and Dealers Cosponsored and voted for “The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” to prevent America’s firearms manufacturers from being sued into bankruptcy through bogus lawsuits.
Supports Right-to-Carry on Federal Lands Voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to carry and transport firearms for self-defense in national parks and wildlife refuges as well as on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Heller Case 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.
McDonald Case 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.
Opposes Washington D.C.'s Gun Ban Voted for an amendment to repeal the D.C. gun ban/registration statute and restore the right of self-defense to law-abiding residents of our nation’s capital.
Opposes Gun Confiscation Voted for “The Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act,” to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency as happened after Hurricane Katrina.
Supports Expansion of Safe Travel of Firearms on Amtrak Voted to allow Amtrak passengers to safely transport firearms and ammunitions in their checked baggage.
Opposes a Ban on Hunting Ammunition Voted against a bill that would ban common hunting ammunition.
Supports Gun Shows Voted against a bill that would have effectively eliminated gun shows.
In contrast, Mitch McConnell's opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes won't protect your right to self-defense.
That's why Grimes can't be trusted in Congress.
Remember to vote Mitch McConnell for U.S. Senate in Kentucky on Tuesday, November 4!
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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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