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NRA-PVF Endorses Jan Brewer in Arizona’s Gubernatorial Race

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Jan Brewer for re-election as Arizona Governor this November.

 

“Jan Brewer proudly supports gun owners and hunters in Arizona,” said Chris Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF.  “Her commitment to preserving the Second Amendment has earned her an ‘A+’ rating and the NRA-PVF’s endorsement.” 

 

 Governor Brewer will continue to be a strong voice in fighting ongoing attempts by anti-gun politicians to dismantle the Second Amendment. She was instrumental to the passage of legislation protecting the right of employees to keep a firearm locked in their vehicles while parked on company property.  She also signed legislation recognizing the right-to-carry in restaurants and became only the second governor in the nation to sign a law recognizing the right of all law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm without a permit. Brewer also supported an important improvement to Arizona’s statute prohibiting enactment of local gun control laws.

 

In contrast, her opponent, Attorney General Terry Goddardsupports restrictionon private party transfers and has favored gun registration schemes.  In addition, he refused to sign a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to oppose a ban on semi-automatic firearms and stated in a report to the U.S. Senate subcommittee on border violence that he would look into further restrictions on the purchase of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles. 

 

“Voters in Arizona value their freedom and they can count on Jan Brewer to fight for them,” Cox continued. “Her strong dedication to freedom means that gun owners can count on Governor Brewer to continue to support their Second Amendment rights.  We urge all Arizona gun owners and sportsmen to vote Jan Brewer for Governor on November 2.”

 

Chris W. Cox is NRA's chief lobbyist. He also serves as chairman of NRA-PVF. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is responsible for political candidate rankings. These are based on candidate voting records, public statements and responses to NRA-PVF questionnaires.

 

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