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NRA Endorses Ted Cruz for Re-election in U.S. Senate

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NRA Endorses Ted Cruz for Re-election in U.S. Senate

Fairfax, Va.—The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

“Sen. Cruz is a champion of our Second Amendment freedoms and has always fought to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Ted Cruz's support of our fundamental freedoms is unwavering, and the NRA is proud to endorse him.”

Cruz has strongly opposed the Pelosi/Schumer/Bloomberg gun control agenda, including legislation that would criminalize the private transfer of a firearm between lifelong friends and many family members. He voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch, a pro-Second Amendment justice, to the U.S. Supreme Court and opposes anti-gun judicial nominees. In addition, Cruz supports national concealed carry reciprocity, which will ensure that law-abiding gun owners can carry concealed across state lines.

Cruz is being challenged by Beto O’Rourke, an “F” rated candidate who supports the Pelosi/Schumer gun control agenda. O’Rourke voted against national concealed carry reciprocity and supports criminalizing the private transfer of firearms. He also supports a ban on commonly owned rifles and ammunition.

“We can count on Ted Cruz to continue to stand up for our constitutional freedoms. The NRA encourages all freedom-loving Texans to vote Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate in November,” concluded Cox.

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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