NRA Endorses Hilleary and Barnes

Barnes Gets "A+", Hilleary an "A"

Thursday, October 17, 2002

The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has announced its endorsement of Van Hilleary for Governor of Tennessee and Incumbent Governor Roy Barnes for re-election in Georgia.

Hilleary earned an “A” rating by the Association.

“Van Hilleary is the choice for gun owners in Tennessee,” said Chris Cox, NRA’s Chief Lobbyist. “Having worked with Van for almost ten years, I know firsthand his dedication to preserving freedom. We are happy to endorse him in his bid for governor and urge all responsible gun owners to support him at the polls."

Roy Barnes’ record earned him an “A+” rating from the Association.

“Governor Barnes is a true defender of the Second Amendment,” said Randy Kozuch, director of NRA’s State and Local Affairs. “We are pleased to endorse him, and urge all responsible gun owners to support him at the polls on November 5th.

“Voters can be confident that Roy Barnes will continue to be a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights as Governor of Georgia,” concluded Kozuch.

The 131 year-old NRA is the nation’s oldest civil rights group, and advocates enforcement of existing laws to prosecute and punish violent criminals. The NRA is the nation’s leader in teaching gun safety and promoting marksmanship among law enforcement officers nationwide. The Association has over 4 million members across America.


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