NRA Endorses Travis Childers for Congress
Booneville, MS – Travis Childers has won the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) for his reelection to Congress as Representative of Mississippi’s First Congressional District, marking his second NRA endorsement since 2008. The NRA has also awarded Childers an “A+” – its highest rating – for his pro-gun voting record.
“I am extremely honored to accept the NRA’s endorsement and continued support,” said Childers. “The NRA has been the foremost promoter of Second Amendment rights for over a century. I am proud to be a consistent advocate of their mission to guarantee every American the fundamental and constitutional right to bear arms, and I will continue working hard to protect these constitutional freedoms.”
“On behalf of our four million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse your candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in Mississippi’s First Congressional District,” said NRA Chair Chris Cox in the association’s endorsement letter to Childers. “[Y]ou have demonstrated an active and proven commitment to our Second Amendment rights.”
Today’s announcement was made at endorsement events in both Hernando and Tupelo, where Childers was joined by local supporters. Making the announcement was Howie Morgan, NRA Election Volunteer Coordinator for Mississippi’s First Congressional District, who shared with voters why they should reelect Childers on November 2nd.
Childers has been a longtime champion of protecting Americans’ Second Amendment rights, and previously won the NRA’s endorsement during his 2008 congressional campaign. He is a member of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen Caucus and has been appointed to serve on the bipartisan Second Amendment Task Force.
When the District of Columbia circumvented the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller and refused to overturn its unconstitutional gun ban, Childers fought back by introducing critical legislation to restore Second Amendment rights to D.C. residents. By helping protect the right to bear arms in our nation’s capital, Childers has worked to set a national precedent. He reintroduced similar legislation in the 111th Congress, and has continued to fight to protect these fundamental American freedoms.