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NRA Launches Ad Buy in Support of Sessions for Attorney General

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NRA Launches Ad Buy in Support of Sessions for Attorney General

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) announced Wednesday a six-figure ad buy in support of Sen. Jeff Sessions’s confirmation as United States attorney general. The spot will run on cable and across digital platforms.

“Jeff Sessions strongly supports our Second Amendment rights and will work tirelessly to defend them,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “He knows the difference between violent criminals and law-abiding citizens, and will support law enforcement’s efforts to get law-breakers off the streets.”

The spot, entitled “Respect,” highlights Sessions’s record as a supporter of police and law enforcement. The ad emphasizes that for the last eight years, the political elite have abandoned the nation’s police officers, and Sessions will put an end to that.

The NRA has been a staunch supporter of Sessions throughout the confirmation process and has generated over 100,000 voter contacts to key Senate offices in support of his nomination, with more to follow.

The NRA will be “scoring” the votes on Sessions’s confirmation and counting them in our future candidate grades and endorsements.

“Respect” begins airing on Jan. 26 and will run through Feb. 1.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.