It’s an honor to be endorsed by the National Rifle Association, based on my voting record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. House. Our founding fathers knew the right to keep and bear arms was a fundamental, Constitutional right, and I am proud of my efforts in Congress for protecting liberty and defending our Second Amendment rights.
The NRA has recognized my work with an “A” rating, which is reserved for a solidly pro-gun legislator who has supported NRA positions on key votes and issues. I promise to never back down from defending your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. – Rick
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April 20, 2016
The Honorable Rick Allen
Rick Allen for Congress
P.O. Box 338
Augusta, GA 30903
Dear Representative Allen:
On behalf of our five million members across the country, The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the May 24, 2016, Republican primary in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia.
Based on your voting record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. House of Representatives, you have earned an “A” from NRA-PVF for this primary election. An “A” is reserved for solidly pro-gun legislator who has supported NRA positions on key votes and issues.
Your dedication to protecting the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment has been demonstrated by your opposition to President Obama’s numerous attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms, ammunition and magazines. You recently opposed his anti-gun executive actions, and you have stood strong against the gun control agenda promoted by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, we thank you for fighting against the Obama administration’s unconstitutional attacks on our Second Amendment freedoms by ensuring the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill retained numerous pro-gun provisions, even in the face of stiff opposition from anti-gun advocates like Nancy Pelosi.
We applaud your vote for Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, a bill that would promote America’s hunting heritage and positively impact sportsmen in Georgia and throughout the country. We also commend your vote for legislation that prohibits the Obama Administration from executing an abusive practice, known as “Operation Choke Point,” in which the Department of Justice intimidates banks into refusing or severing financial services to legally operated ammunition and firearms dealers.
In addition, we appreciate your cosponsoring H.R. 986, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015. This bill would ensure that law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun permit are allowed to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. Finally, thank you for signing a letter to the Obama administration opposing its recent attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15.
Congratulations on your “A” rating and endorsement, and thank you for your steadfast support of the Second Amendment. Good luck in your campaign, and we look forward to our continued relationship.
Chris W. Cox