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NRA-PVF Endorses Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for President and Vice President

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The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund today
announced its endorsement of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for President and Vice
President. NRA’s Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, and NRA Political
Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman, Chris W. Cox, made the announcement in
Fishersville, Virginia, during a rally with both Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul
Ryan in attendance. Also, attending and performing at the press conference was
country music superstar and NRA Life Member Trace Adkins.

“Virginia is ground zero – the front line of this election. This is where the
race could be won or lost. This is where the difference can be made. This is
where gun owners must make that difference.” said LaPierre.

“Today, we live in an America that is getting harder to recognize every day led
by a President who mocks our values, belittles our faith, and is threatened by
our freedom.” said Cox. “So on behalf of the four million men and women of the
National Rifle Association, representing tens of millions of NRA supporters, it
is my honor to announce the NRA’s endorsement of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for
President and Vice President of the United States.”

The actions of President Barack Obama have harmed the Second Amendment for
generations to come. He has appointed two anti-gun nominees to the Supreme Court
– one of whom has already signed an opinion saying that law-abiding Americans do
not have an individual right to own firearms. Obama’s administration worked on a
United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that would undermine our Second Amendment
rights, and he has helped cover-up the deadly Operation Fast and Furious
scandal, arming Mexican drug cartels that continue to kill countless innocent
American and Mexican citizens. He has also said that the ability of lawful
citizens to carry a firearm for personal protection should be banned nationwide.
As a state legislator, he opposed a law to protect people who use guns in their
own homes for self-defense; endorsed a total ban on the manufacturing, sale and
possession of all handguns; and supported a 500 percent increase in federal
taxes on guns and ammunition. Unaccountable to the voters, America’s 100 million
gun owners justifiably fear that a second Obama term would bring an all-out
assault on the Second Amendment.

But there’s a clear choice this November. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will protect
our Right to Keep and Bear Arms by appointing Supreme Court justices who will
uphold the rulings in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of
Chicago – two landmark cases which held that the Second Amendment guarantees a
fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms for all law-abiding
Americans. Romney and Ryan have also stated their opposition to efforts by the
United Nations to implement a global gun-control bureaucracy.

“In this election, there is no debate. There is only one choice – only one hope
– to save our firearms freedom and our way of life,” LaPierre continued. “Get to
the polls on election day and make the difference in this campaign. Help take
back our country and protect our freedom. On November 6, vote freedom first –
Vote Romney-Ryan!”


Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil
rights and sportsmen's group. Four 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.