On Tuesday, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement on receiving the endorsement of the National Rifle Association:
“The NRA’s endorsement is a testament to my voting record and unending support for Second Amendment rights and legislation. As a member of Congress, it is vital to the well-being of our country that I stand up for our constitution; I have done that, and I will continue to do that. Our Second Amendment rights come under attack every day. We must work diligently to ensure our right to keep and bear arms remains our right."