By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced that they want four more years of Robert Bentley (R) as the Governor of Alabama.
In a statement, the Fairfax, Virginia based pro-gun rights group announced: “On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Robert Bentley for reelection as Governor of Alabama.”
The NRA statement continued, “Based on his support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Bentley has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election. An “A” rating is reserved for a pro-gun elected official who has consistently supported the NRA’s position on votes of importance to gun owners and sportsmen.”
The Chairman of the NRA-PVF, Chris W. Cox said in the statement, “As Governor, Robert Bentley signed into law historic pro-self-defense legislation moving Alabama forward from a ‘May Issue’ to a ‘Shall Issue’ state. Gov. Bentley took action to protect Alabama from anti-gun extremists when he signed into law legislation to protect lawful gun store owners from illegal sting operations, such as those run by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.”
Cox continued his praise for Gov. Bentley, “Bentley is also a strong advocate for Alabama’s rich hunting heritage. He supported the successful “Forever Wild” initiative, which renewed funding to acquire and conserve public lands for multi-purpose use, including hunting, fishing, and the shooting sports. Additionally, he rejects expanded licensing and registration schemes and so-called “universal” background checks, which require federal government approval for transferring firearms between life-long friends and family members.”
Cox wrote, “We can count on Robert Bentley to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in Alabama,” added Cox. “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank Robert for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Alabama to vote Robert Bentley for Governor on November 4.”
The NRA was established in 1871 and is the Nation’s oldest Second Amendment rights and sportsmen’s group. The NRA boasts more than five million members nationwide and continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The NRA also promotes firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.
Governor Bentley, 71, is opposed by former Congressman Parker Griffith, 72, who is running as a Democrat. Both of the gubernatorial candidates are career medical doctors and both have served in the Alabama State legislature.