Monday, September 14, 2009


The National Rifle Association, which without question is the most effective and largest gun rights group in the United States having 120,000 members in Virginia alone, endorsed Bob McDonnell for Governor today. I believe this is another huge boost for McDonnell who missed this endorsement four years ago when he ran for Attorney General. I believe this along with the Virginia Farm Bureau endorsements are huge blows to Creigh Deeds who in the past has been able to identify with rural voters but these two endorsements along with his tactics to appear more liberal are just solidifying Deeds as the sell out that he is. Bob McDonnell is standing strong with Virginians from all walks of life and is especially a person who will look out for citizens in rural areas. Here are some quotes from campaign's press release:

Speaking about the endorsement, McDonnell remarked, “Over the course of my career in public service, I have worked to protect and uphold the Second Amendment rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution. The Second Amendment rights of law abiding Virginians must be respected and protected. That is what I did while serving as Virginia’s Attorney General. We worked to stop unauthorized attempted straw purchases by outside agents operating in the Commonwealth. We moved quickly to make the Commonwealth one of the first states to file an amicus brief in support of the individual right to bear arms in the historic Supreme Court Case of District of Columbia v. Heller. As governor I will continue to defend the individual right to keep and bear arms, and stand on the side of Virginia’s law abiding gun owners. The National Rifle Association is committed to protecting our constitutional rights and I am honored to receive this endorsement.”

Chris Cox, NRA Institute for Legislative Action executive director, noted, ““Bob McDonnell is an effective leader for Virginia hunters and gun owners. His opinions and actions as an attorney general have protected and enhanced the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Virginians. His zero-tolerance attitude toward criminals makes him the best choice for governor. We ask every Virginia hunter, gun owner and Second Amendment advocate to vote McDonnell for Governor this November.”

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