The National Rifle Assn. on Monday announced its endorsement of Republican Bill Simon Jr. for governor, saying "we will do everything we can" to defeat the Democratic incumbent, Gray Davis. Chris Cox, the NRA`s chief lobbyist, said Davis "has handled the 2nd Amendment about as well as he`s handled California`s energy crisis. Gray Davis does not trust California`s hunters, sportsmen and law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves and their loved ones," Cox said. "What Gray Davis has demonstrated is his utter disregard for common sense."
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