NRA Endorses Pro-Gun Marsha Blackburn over D-Rated Phil Bredesen

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

The NRA announced it is endorsing pro-gun candidate Marsha Blackburn (R) over D-rated Phil Bredesen in Tennessee Senate race.

Bredesen was recently rebuked by NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox over an ad that made it appear Bredesen had a good rating from the NRA. On September 21 Breitbart News reported that Cox asked Bredesen to “stop lying” and pointed out that Bredesen’s NRA rating is a D.

On September 26 the NRA officially endorsed and praised Blackburn’s pro-Second Amendment positions and Chris Cox released a statement contrasting Blackburn’s Second Amendment positions against Bredesen’s gun control support:

Blackburn strongly opposes the Pelosi/Schumer/Bloomberg gun control agenda and will vote for pro-gun Supreme Court justices. She voted against legislation that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms between lifelong friends and many family members. In addition, she voted for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which will ensure that 20 million law-abiding gun owners who can carry a concealed firearm in their own state are able to legally carry concealed across state lines.

Cox added, “Bredesen supports criminalizing private firearm transfers between lifelong friends and many family members. He also supports a federal gun database and refuses to oppose burdensome and unnecessary restrictions on ammunition. As governor, Phil Bredesen vetoed protections for concealed carry permit holders and opposed allowing law-abiding Tennesseans to carry a firearm for self-defense in the manner that best suits their needs.”

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