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Nunnelee Proud of Pro-Second Amendment Record Senator Respects NRA’s Expected Endorsement of Childers

TUPELO – Sen. Alan Nunnelee said Thursday he’s honored to have received the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) endorsement in previous campaigns for office, but expects the NRA to endorse Congressman Travis Childers for re-election because of their ‘friendly-incumbent rule.’

“The right to keep and bear arms is sacred and enshrined in our Constitution, and I will fight with every bone in my body to defend it from the anti-gun liberals in Washington,” Nunnelee said. “Most importantly, I will vote for a House Speaker who will advance a pro-Second Amendment agenda in Congress. I am a member of the NRA and have deep respect for them. I accept their expected decision to endorse the incumbent, but I remain immensely proud of their previous support due to my diligent advocacy on gun owners’ behalves.”

In a May letter, the NRA thanked Nunnelee for his “leadership on Second Amendment issues during the 2010 session of the Mississippi Legislature” and his “long record of support for NRA-backed initiatives.”

In the recently-concluded Republican primary, Nunnelee was also proud to have received the endorsement of Gun Owners of America.

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