Robert Hurt Proudly Stands Behind His Strong Pro-Second Amendment Record

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Robert Hurt Respects The NRA’s Expected Endorsement Of Congressman Perriello Based On Their ‘Friendly Incumbent Rule’

CHATHAM, VA – The Robert Hurt for U.S. Congress campaign today released the following statement from Robert Hurt. Robert consistently receives an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and has received their endorsement in previous elections, but expects the NRA to endorse Congressman Perriello due to their ‘friendly incumbent rule.’

“It is an honor to have received the endorsement of the NRA in previous elections, and it is an honor to consistently receive an ‘A’ rating from them as well.

“I strongly believe in the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I have worked vigorously to defend this right and will continue to do so if elected to the U.S. Congress. Unlike my opponent, I will vote for a Speaker of the House who is committed to protecting, supporting, and promoting a pro-Second Amendment agenda.

“While I accept the NRA’s expected endorsement of the incumbent, my record on this issue is clear, and I remain very proud of their previous support and recognition of my work to preserve the rights of gun owners in Virginia and throughout the country.”

Background Information

Robert Hurt Has Consistently Received An “A” Rating From The NRA.

The NRA Has Endorsed Robert Hurt In Previous Elections In 2003, 2005, 2007.

The NRA Thanked Robert For His “Unwavering Commitment To The Second Amendment In The Virginia General Assembly.”

The NRA Said Robert Was “Instrumental In Expanding And Protecting The Second Amendment Rights Of Virginia Gun Owners.”

The NRA Thanked Robert For His Support That “Does Not Stop At The Virginia Border” Pointing To His Signing Of The Court Brief Supporting Second Amendment Rights During The McDonald v. Chicago Case.