Fairfax, Va.— On behalf of our nearly six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Yvette Herrell for U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico.
“New Mexicans can count on Yvette Herrell to protect our Second Amendment right to self-defense,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF.
Herrell strongly opposes the Pelosi/Schumer/Bloomberg gun control agenda and will vote for legislation to protect and expand Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms. She supports concealed carry reciprocity legislation, which would ensure that the nearly 20 million law-abiding Americans who can carry a concealed firearm in their home state are able to legally carry concealed across state lines. She also supports veterans’ Second Amendment rights and opposes bans on commonly owned rifles and ammunition.
Herrell’s opponent, Xochitl Torres Small, supports gun control measures backed by Nancy Pelosi and extreme-anti-gun elites like former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. She would vote to criminalize the private transfer of firearms which, according to the Obama Justice Department, is only enforceable through federal firearms registration.
“Yvette Herrell is the only candidate in this race who will defend our Second Amendment rights. The NRA encourages all freedom-loving New Mexicans in the 2nd Congressional District to vote Yvette Herrell for Congress in November,” concluded Cox.
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