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NRA Statement on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Friday, April 7, 2017

NRA Statement on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch

FAIRFAX, Va.– The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

“On behalf of our five million members, the NRA congratulates Neil Gorsuch on his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “Gorsuch is an excellent choice to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Justice Scalia."

In the 2016 elections, voters made clear that the Supreme Court was an issue of critical importance.  Today, President Trump delivered on his promise of a constitutionally sound justice to fill the Scalia vacancy.

“The NRA would like to thank President Trump for fulfilling his campaign promise to place a pro-Second Amendment justice on the Supreme Court. Nominating Gorsuch has again demonstrated President Trump’s unwavering support for our fundamental right to self-defense,” Cox continued.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Gorsuch by a 54 to 45 vote. The NRA applauds Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for their leadership in the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.

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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.