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NRA Statement on Judiciary Committee's Vote on Attorney General Nominee

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fairfax, Va.— Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), today issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Sen. Jeff Sessions’s nomination to be United States attorney general.

“The NRA and our five million members urge all senators to swiftly confirm Sen. Sessions as attorney general. Sen. Sessions will put the priority of the Justice Department back where it belongs — on prosecuting violent criminals and getting them off our streets. He strongly supports proven crime fighting programs like Project Exile. At the same time, he will protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners.”

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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.