Tom Cotton is committed to protecting the Second Amendment and will continue to oppose all attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms and magazines. He will continue to stand strong against President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda.
For the following reasons, Tom Cotton has earned our endorsement an "A" rating from NRA-PVF:
Supports Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Cosponsored H.R. 2959, “The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would ensure law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun license would be able to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
Opposes Magazine Ban Opposes a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Opposes “Universal” Background Checks Opposes the Obama/Bloomberg so-called “universal” background check system, which would criminalize the private transfer of a firearm between life-long friends and many family members.
Opposes U.N. Gun Ban Treaty Signed multiple letters and cosponsored a resolution opposing any international treaty by the United Nations or other global organizations that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.
Supports Heritage Act Voted to protect traditional hunting ammunition as well as open more federal lands to sportsmen, and allow law-abiding Americans to carry firearms on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Opposes Anti-Gun Supreme Court Justices Opposes anti-gun U.S. Supreme Court Justices, such as Elena Kagan and Sonya Sotomayor.
Opposes Semi-Auto Ban Opposes Senator Dianne Feinstein’s failed semi-auto ban that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense.
Opposes a Ban on Hunting Ammunition Opposes regulations that would ban common hunting ammunition.
Opposes a Federal Gun Database Opposes ATF circumventing the will of Congress by centralizing records of thousands of Americans’ long gun purchases.
Find Your Local Polling Place
Enter your address to find your nearby voting location, check hours of operation and get directions.
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.
Paid for by NRA Political Victory Fund (www.NRAPVF.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN ×
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.
SIGN IN ×
NOT A MEMBER?
Join or renew your membership today.
To find current elections in your local area please enter your address or sign in.