As a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, I’m honored to again receive the endorsement of the NRA as well as their highest rating, an A+. The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental, Constitutional right, and I will always fight to protect it. – Tom
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April 20, 2016
The Honorable Tom Graves
Tom Graves for Congress
P.O. Box 335
Calhoun, GA 30703
Dear Representative Graves:
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 14th Congressional District of Georgia.
Based on your voting record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. House of Representatives, you have earned the highest attainable rating, an “A+”, from NRA-PVF for this primary election. An “A+” is reserved for “a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.”
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 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.
Furthermore, your cosponsorship of H.R. 986, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, is also greatly valued. 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. You cosponsored and voted for a similar bill that passed the U.S. House in 2011.
In addition, we appreciate you 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. Furthermore, we applaud your vote for the 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.
Finally, 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.
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