Breaking news: NRA endorses Strange in Alabama Senate primary

'a champion of gun rights; right person to succeed Jeff Sessions' 

Birmingham, Ala. - The largest grassroots gun rights advocacy organization in America has thrown their support behind Alabama Senator Luther Strange in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Chris Cox, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action, on Wednesdayannounced their endorsement of Strange. 
In a letter to Senator Strange, Cox said, "Throughout your career, you have consistently opposed all attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms and magazines, and have stood strong against Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and former New York Mayer Michael Bloomberg's gun control agenda. You have been a champion for gun owners in Alabama and across the country, and you are the right person to succeed Jeff Sessions as U.S. Senator." 
"The right to bear arms is our last line of defense against tyranny, and one I'll continue to fight for on behalf of the people of Alabama," responded Strange, a life member of the NRA. "Despite our recent conservative victories across the nation, this is not a time for gun owners to become complacent in defending our rights. With Republican control of the U.S. House and Senate, and a tireless supporter of gun rights in the White House, this is the time when we must re-establish and solidify our freedoms as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. 
"This endorsement is an honor and I'm proud that the NRA sees in me what they see in President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and I vow to work alongside them both to put constitutionally-minded conservatives on the federal bench and to protect Americans from gun-grabbing bureaucrats." 
Background: 
  • In the Senate, Strange is a co-sponsor of the Constitutional Conceal Carry Act, introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), which allows permit holders in one state to conceal carry in other states which allow conceal carry.
  • In addition, he recently co-sponsored The Hearing Protection Act, introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-IN), which removes the unnecessary tax and paperwork associated with purchasing a suppressor.  
  • As Alabama's Attorney General he worked to remove signs that unlawfully restricted the rights of Alabama gun-owners to conceal and open carry.
  • He also joined the NRA and other Republican Attorneys General to fight the Obama administration's attacks on the Second Amendment in federal court.  
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