Dear Representative Loudermilk:
On behalf of our five million members across the country, The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the May 24, 2016, Republican primary in the 11th Congressional District of Georgia.
Based on your voting record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. House of Representatives, you have earned an “A” rating from NRA-PVF for this primary election. An “A” rating is reserved for a solidly pro-gun legislator who has supported NRA positions on key votes and issues.
Your dedication to protecting the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment has been demonstrated by your opposition to President Obama’ s numerous attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms, ammunition and magazines. You recently opposed his anti-gun executive actions, and you have stood strong against the gun control agenda promoted by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
We appreciate you signing a letter to the Obama administration opposing its recent attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. Furthermore, we applaud your vote for the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, a bill that would promote America’s hunting heritage and positively impact sportsmen in Georgia and throughout the country.
In addition, your cosponsorship of H.R. 986, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, is greatly valued. This bill would ensure that law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun permit are allowed to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
We also commend your vote for legislation that prohibits the Department of Justice from executing an abusive practice, known as “Operation Choke Point,” in which the DOJ intimidates banks into refusing or severing financial services to legally operated ammunition and firearms dealers.
Congratulations on your “A” rating and endorsement, and thank you for your steadfast support of the Second Amendment. Good luck with your campaign, and we look forward to our continued relationship.