Republican congressional candidate Barry Moore’s campaign announced Tuesday that Moore received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund.
The “A” rating is given to candidates for federal office who have supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or to candidates with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.
Only legislators with an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues are eligible for an “A+” rating. As Moore is not currently a serving legislator, Moore was only eligible for the “A” rating in this election cycle.
Moore has already been endorsed by the NRA in his 2nd Congressional District race.
“I appreciate being recognized for my support of the Second Amendment, but being recognized isn’t why I support our right to keep and bear arms,” Moore said. “I support our Second Amendment because it is the ultimate guarantee of our other freedoms.
“The Founders had to use firearms to free themselves from the tyranny of British rule, and they crafted the Second Amendment to make sure they could protect themselves from tyrants that might come later,” he said. “They also recognized that firearms were essential to being able to defend one’s self, one’s family, and one’s property, and this is as true today as it was then.
“I’ll continue to defend our Second Amendment, and all our other rights and freedoms, because I truly believe in them,” Moore said. “I’m thankful for the NRA, for being an organized voice for millions of Second Amendment supporters, and I truly do appreciate their endorsement and giving me this ‘A’ rating.”
Moore has a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. He and his wife Heather own a small waste management company in Enterprise. Moore is a veteran, husband, small businessman and father.
Moore was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Moore left the Legislature to run for Congress in 2018. He was defeated in the Republican primary by incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Alabama, in the Republican primary. Moore credits that campaign for laying the groundwork for this year’s campaign.
Roby is retiring from Congress after five terms.
Moore faces Democratic nominee Phyllis Harvey Hall in the Nov. 3 General Election.