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NRA endorses Jeff Sessions in GOP runoff

Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Glenn Fawcett)

The National Rifle Association’s National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced Friday that it is endorsing former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the United States Senate in Alabama’s March 31st Republican primary runoff.

Jason Ouimet, Chairman of NRA-PVF, praised Sessions for his, “steadfast support of the Second Amendment.”

“Based on your strong leadership on Second Amendment issues as a U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General, you have earned the highest attainable rating, an A+ from NRA-PVF,” Ouimet said. “An A+ is reserved for a candidate with an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues and who has made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.”

Sessions thanked the NRA for the endorsement.

“I am honored to have the NRA’s endorsement. The Second Amendment is a bedrock right for all Americans and it guarantees and secures our freedom and liberty,” Sessions said.

“Powerful, well-funded national forces are bent on destroying our right to keep and bear arms,” Sessions said. “Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are working day and night to gut the Second Amendment. I have fought Schumer and Pelosi on this issue, and I have won, and I will do so again when I return to the Senate.”

“This is an extremely important and valuable endorsement that sends a strong message to Alabama voters about who they can trust to defend their rights in Washington. Alabama cannot afford to send an untested, unproven, weak-kneed greenhorn to the Senate who will get run over by Schumer and Pelosi,” Sessions added.

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The NRA praised Sessions’ work as U.S. Attorney General to stop “Operation Choke Point,” an Obama Administration program that encouraged federal regulators to harass and intimidate banks and financial institutions that have business relationships with firearm and ammunition retailers.

“NRA members and law-abiding gun owners appreciate that as Attorney General, you were instrumental in stopping ‘Operation Choke Point,’” Ouimet said.

The NRA also strongly commended Sessions for his leadership and work in the U.S. Senate to protect the Second Amendment.

“We thank you for continually opposing the Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Michael Bloomberg agenda of banning guns, ammunition, magazines, and creating a so-called universal background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, which is only enforceable through federal firearms registration,” Ouimet said. “As U.S. Senator, you demonstrated support for our right to keep and bear arms by voting multiple times against unconstitutional bans on modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15…further, we appreciate your support for Right-to-Carry Reciprocity legislation that would ensure that the nearly 20-million law-abiding Americans who can carry a concealed firearm in their home state are able to do so in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.”

Sessions having served for 20 years as a Senator, U.S. Attorney General, Alabama Attorney General, U.S. Attorney, AL. Republican Party Chairman, Asst. U.S. Attorney, etc. have far more experience than Tuberville, a career football coach; but Tuberville has turned that into a negative for Sessions and attacked him as a “swamp creature.”

The Republican runoff is on March 31 and cannot be postponed even with the coronavirus global pandemic now striking our state. The winner will face incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D) in the November general election.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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