Attorney general candidate John Adams has earned an "AQ" rating from the NRA for strongly supporting the Second Amendment and our right to self-defense.Adams has made clear that he will work to expand reciprocity agreements with other states to ensure that the rights of Virginia’s concealed carry permit holders are recognized when they travel outside the state.
Why NRA endorses John Adams
John Adams is the best candidate for Attorney General to protect your Second Amendment rights in Virginia!
Strongly supports the Second Amendment and your right to self-defense.
Opposes bans on commonly owned firearms and magazines
Supports improving state law to benefit law-abiding gun owners
Believes that law enforcement agencies should prosecute violent criminals who misuse firearms
Supports the rights of Virginia's hunters and sportsmen
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Mark Herring is Bad for Virginia
Mark Herring is one of the most anti-gun lawmakers in Virginia history. Herring made an egregious anti-gun attack on our rights by eliminating the state's concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states and supports a gun rationing scheme as well as criminalizing the private sale of firearms between lifelong friends and family members.Herring will be an extension of Terry McAuliffe's anti-gun administration and will continue his executive overreach to go after your Second Amendment rights!
Defend Freedom. Defeat Mark Herring.
Mark Herring is wrong on the Second Amendment and wrong for Virginia!
Eliminated Virginia’s concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states
Hostile to the Second Amendment and your right to self-defense
Has been endorsed by a New York City-based gun control group
Supports a gun rationing law that would restrict your Second Amendment rights
Supports criminalizing the private sale of firearms between lifelong friends and family members
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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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