Roy Moore picked up the endorsement of the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) in his bid to unseat Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in Alabama’s primary run-off.
Strange represents the establishment wing of the GOP, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), while Moore is considered to operate on non-establishment principles. The the non-establishment qualities are what NAGR likes about Moore.
AL.com quoted NAGR director Dudley Brown saying, “Judge Roy Moore has proven to be a strict constitutionalist and has given good reason to believe he’ll be a gun rights champion and vocal supporter of the Second Amendment in the U.S. Senate.” Brown added, “[Moore] opposes expanded Brady Registration checks, calling them a national gun registration. He is also a steadfast opponent of high capacity gun magazine bans and bans on so-called ‘assault weapons.'”
Brown also stressed that Moore will not simply be a defensive player in the Senate but will push to expand the exercise of Second Amendment rights as well. He said, “In this new political landscape, Moore will defend against anti-gun legislation, but also go on the offensive and roll back unconstitutional gun control laws.”
On August 4, Breitbart News reported that Moore pulled a gun to show his support for the Second Amendment. Roll Call reported that Moore was at a Chambers County Republican Club meeting when someone asked whether he supported the Second Amendment. He responded by saying, “We carry,” then pulled a handgun out of his wife’s purse.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.