Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement from Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), applauding the appointment of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate:
"I would like to congratulate Luther Strange on his appointment to the United States Senate. The people of Alabama are fortunate to have a Senator who will continue Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ legacy as a steadfast champion of freedom. Having worked with Luther, I can attest to his strong commitment to the Second Amendment and I look forward to working with him to protect the rights of all law-abiding Americans."
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