Fairfax, Va.— National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Chairman Chris W. Cox issued the following statement congratulating governor-elect Bill Lee on his hard-fought victory. The men and women of the National Rifle Association played a critical role in this effort.
"On behalf of our nearly six million members, the National Rifle Association congratulates Bill Lee on his election as the next governor of Tennessee. Governor-elect Lee is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and he will work hard to protect our constitutional freedoms. Once again, NRA members and Second Amendment supporters made a difference by showing up to the polls and voting. Today, Tennessee voters rejected the extreme gun control agenda backed by Michael Bloomberg and sent a clear message in support of our Second Amendment right to self-defense."
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