The announcement comes from the NRA Political Victory Fund:
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Charlie Dent for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District this November.
â€œThe NRA-PVF is endorsing Charlie Dent because he is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Pennsylvania and across America,â€ said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF.
Charlie Dent voted to repeal the D.C. gun ban/registration statute and restore the right of self-defense to law-abiding residents of our nationâ€™s capital. He also cosponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bill, which would extend federal protection of state right-to-carry licenses and permits across the country, and legislation to force much-needed reform of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Dent signed the pro-gun congressional amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of our individual right to keep and bear arms in the historic Heller case. He also signed the congressional amicus brief stating that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that applies to all Americans, no matter where they live, in the McDonald case.
â€œCharlie Dent is a strong voice in fighting ongoing efforts by anti-gun politicians to dismantle the Second Amendment,â€ Cox concluded. â€œWe ask all Pennsylvania gun owners and hunters in Pennsylvaniaâ€™s 15th District to vote Charlie Dent for Congress on November 2nd.â€
Chris W. Cox is NRA’s chief lobbyist. He also serves as chairman of NRA-PVF. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is responsible for political candidate rankings. These are based on candidate voting records, public statements and responses to NRA-PVF questionnaires.
This race is vitally important for gun owners since Congressman Dent’s opposition is working with New York’s Mayor Bloomberg to bring more gun control to Pennsylvania. His opponent is the last of the Bloomberg allies to seek higher office in Pennsylvania this year.