Wednesday, June 8, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: NRA Awards Forbes A+ Rating

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NRA Awards Forbes A+ Rating

Forbes only VA02 Candidate to be Bestowed Premier National Rifle Association Rating

Date: June 8, 2016
Contact: Hailey Sadler, Communications Director, (757) 692-2108

Virginia Beach, VA -- Today, Congressman Randy Forbes announced that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has awarded him an A+ rating for his voting record and leadership on Second Amendment issues. In a letter to Forbes bestowing their highest legislative rating, NRA senior leadership writes, "On behalf of our five million members across the country, we are pleased to inform you of your "A+" rating from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund in the June 14, 2016 Republican primary, in the 2nd Congressional District of Virginia. An "A+" is reserved for a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment."

"Our Constitution could not be more clear -- the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. The Second Amendment is a right for a reason and it is my duty and privilege to work to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens," said Forbes. "I am honored and proud to be the only candidate in Virginia's Second Congressional District with an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association."

Forbes has stood in stalwart opposition to the Obama Administration's repeated use of executive actions to undermine the rights of law-abiding gun owners. He has opposed restricting the sale of ammunition used by many sportsmen and hunters, sought to prohibit funding for the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty in order to protect America's sovereignty from the U.N.'s encroachment, has advocated for concealed carry reciprocity between states, and voted to expand access for hunting, fishing, and shooting on federal lands.

More than five million members strong, the NRA is the nation's oldest sportmen's group devoted to upholding the Second Amendment and advocating for the enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement, and the armed services. 

Forbes' A+ NRA ranking is the latest in an overwhelming mass of conservative support for his candidacy in Virginia's Second Congressional District. Forbes has been endorsed by the National Right to Life and awarded the American Conservative Union's Award for Conservative Excellence, while an impressive group of this nation's premier conservative leaders have lined up to praise Congressman Forbes' leadership in Congress, including Grover Norquist, President & Founder of Americans for Tax Reform; Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union; and Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. Forbes has also been endorsed by the Tidewater Tea Party Alliance, the Republican Professionals Network of Virginia, top retired Navy SEAL Commanders who collectively led seven SEAL teams, seven former Secretaries of the Navy, scores of retired military officers in Hampton Roads, and over 200 community, elected, business, and conservative leaders across the Second District.

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