NRA Endorses George Allen for US Senate

Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:18 AM

By Anthony Sokol

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The National Rifle Association is throwing its support behind Virginia's George Allen for U.S. Senate in the June 12 Republican primary election.

America’s leading gun safety education group cited Allen's stellar record of defending the Second Amendment and protecting the constitutional right to bear arms. The NRA has more than 4 million current members nationwide.

George Allen maintained a strong pro-gun voting record during his time in Congress. He co-sponsored the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which stopped lawsuits that would have bankrupted gun manufacturers by holding them responsible for the acts of criminals.

He sponsored legislation for National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity. Allen co-sponsored the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act and voted to prohibit gun confiscation during states of emergency. As Governor of Virginia, George Allen supported and signed Virginia’s Right-to-Carry law, abolished parole for violent criminals, and promoted truth-in-sentencing legislation.

In announcing the endorsement, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund said, "“It’s a most significant honor to receive the important endorsement of the National Rifle Association [NRA], a great American organization with so many patriotic, active members throughout Virginia.

The NRA supports law enforcement professionals, gun safety education, and stands strong for our foundational Second Amendment rights. I have always been proud to support the natural rights of law-abiding citizens to protect their families and themselves.

In the U.S. Senate I will remain committed to defending our rights enshrined in our Constitution,” said George Allen. “My friends in the sportsmen community who enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia’s fields, forests, streams, and lakes can count on me to be a strong and steadfast advocate for their freedom to hunt and fish. And all Virginians have my commitment to stand up for their God-given rights. The way to reduce crime is to crack down on criminals, not disarm our law-abiding citizens.”

George Allen has defended Second Amendment rights for more than three decades, consistently earning an A or A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.


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