The National Association for Gun Rights PAC today announced its endorsement of Joe Miller for U.S. Senate. Miller has now secured the endorsement of two of the three most prominent groups advocating for Americans’ Second Amendment rights. The Gun Owners of America’s Political Victory Fund endorsed Miller last month. The NRA has not endorsed to date in the U.S. Senate race, but Miller received an “A” rating from the group as a candidate in 2010. Miller has also been endorsed by the Combat Veterans for Congress PAC. Following is NAGR’s endorsement in full:
The National Association for Gun Rights PAC is pleased to announce their endorsement of Joe Miller for U.S.Senate.
While Miller is an avid outdoorsman and gun collector, he recognizes the purpose of the Second Amendment is not about hunting or sport, but is about our right to self-defense, individual liberty and protection against government tyranny.
Joe Miller stated, “Our Founders wrote the right to keep and bear arms into the Constitution as a guarantor of all our fundamental rights as Americans. I will not give one inch in defending against Washington’s assault on gun rights and will fight tirelessly against anti-Second Amendment forces in the Senate.”
“NAGR is doing great work in educating our fellow Americans about their natural and inalienable rights recognized in the Second Amendment. I am proud of their uncompromising stance on gun rights and am honored to receive the group’s endorsement,” said Miller.
Joe Miller’s opponent, Mark Begich has failed to protect this most fundamental right time-and-again during his tenure in office. He voted to confirm Eric Holder, the most anti-gun rights Attorney General in our nation’s history, as well as several anti-gun judges to the federal bench. Begich voted for the ObamaCare medical records provision which will be used to deny Americans their Second Amendment rights: a similar provision has already been used to keep over 100,000 veterans from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. In a Senate Committee last month, Begich used procedural tactics to prevent a vote on Senator Rand Paul’s guns in Post Offices amendment. While Mark Begich claims to fully support Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights, he has a clear record of undermining them.
“Joe Miller understands the Second Amendment guarantees true freedom for all Americans,” stated Dudley Brown, Executive Vice President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “His views on gun rights don’t come as lip service to appease a particular single issue group, but from a deeply held belief in the Constitution.”
NAGR-PAC works to elect more pro-gun leaders in Congress, not more followers.