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Parnell Welcomes NRA Endorsement


Anchorage, AK – Governor Parnell’s campaign today welcomed the endorsement of National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. “Our members in Alaska know they can trust him to protect their gun rights,” said Chris Cox, NRA-PVF chairman of their endorsement.

Governor Parnell has been a consistent supporter of gun rights. Earlier this year, he signed legislation protecting gun rights in Alaska. At the time, Governor Parnell said the bill was, “about our individual freedoms as Americans. It’s about providing for and protecting our families. It’s about standing up for state’s rights. And it frees the State of Alaska from restrictive federal firearm regulation and allows us to take responsible firearm regulation into our own hands.”

Governor Parnell, who earned an “A” rating, is joined on the Republican ticket by Lieutenant Governor nominee Mead Treadwell, who also received an “A” rating from the NRA this year. The NRA release reads:

NRA-PVF Endorses Alaska Governor Sean Parnell for Re-election

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Alaska Governor Sean Parnell for re-election in the state's November 2nd general election.

Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF stated, "The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is endorsing Governor Parnell because of his unequivocal support for the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding Alaska gun owners. Sean Parnell has earned the support of the NRA-PVF. Our members in Alaska know they can trust him to protect their gun rights."

As governor, Parnell signed into law important legislation to protect the rights of Alaska gun owners, including a bill to require the notifying of permit holders when their permits are about to expire and allowing permit holders to retain their permits if they move out of state. He also signed legislation to clarify that individuals who have been released from state supervision and who have had their rights restored under existing Alaska law, have full restoration of their Second Amendment rights.

Parnell has earned an "A" rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF for his strong commitment to protect our Second Amendment rights as Governor of Alaska and during his service in the Alaska Legislature.

"On November 2nd, I urge all Alaska NRA members and gun owners to vote for the candidate with a proven track record who will stand up for their gun rights -- Sean Parnell," Cox concluded.

Chris W. Cox is NRA's chief lobbyist. He also serves as chairman o the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, which is responsible for political candidate rankings. These are based on candidate voting records, public statements and responses to NRA-PVF questionnaires.

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.

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