NRA Endorses George W. Bush for President

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

FAIRFAX, VA -- The National Rifle Association`s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed George W. Bush for President of the United States.

"NRA stands with President George W. Bush on November 2nd," said Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president.  "If you believe in freedom and want to preserve the Second Amendment for future generations, vote to re-elect President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

"In the United States we have a long tradition of hunting and sport shooting," stated LaPierre.  "President Bush and Vice President Cheney both love to hunt and fish.  They know the Constitution gives people the personal right to bear arms.  And, they want to pass the values of our Nation on to a new generation."

NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox added, "Four years ago, NRA members went to the polls and stopped Al Gore`s plans to continue the war on America`s gun owners.  But now, we face a greater threat than even the Clinton/Gore Administration posed.  John Kerry and John Edwards are the most anti-gun presidential team in our country`s history. 

"Law-abiding gun owners must understand the importance of the 2004 elections for the Second Amendment," Cox said.  "America has a clear choice; to side with a candidate who has a long record of protecting our gun rights, or with a candidate who has cast more than 50 votes against gun owners and sportsmen."

"The future of our freedom is at stake on November 2.  Join with us, and ask your family, friends and fellow sportsmen to join with us, in voting for a freer and stronger America. Vote to re-elect President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney," concluded LaPierre.

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Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America`s oldest civil rights and sportsmen`s group.  Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and advocates 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.

Editor's Note: Wayne LaPierre announced the endorsement at a news conference in Duluth, MN on Oct. 13.