Issue: Assault Weapons; NOT 2nd Amendment
Sub “assault weapons” for NRA-speak (2)
NRA Endorses Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
Fairfax, Va. — On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Marco Rubio for the office of U.S. Senate in the Florida Republican primary.
“Marco Rubio is a strong advocate for the rights of law-abiding assault weapons¹ owners and sportsmen,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “He has fought to preserve our assault weapons² freedoms and hunting heritage, and stood strong against President Obama, Hillary Clinton and former New York City billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s extreme assault weapons¹-control agenda.”
Rubio has earned the highest attainable “A+” rating from the NRA. That rating is reserved for legislators who have excellent voting records on assault weapons² issues and who have vigorously fought to promote and defend the right to keep and bear arms (including assault weapons)³.
Among Rubio’s noteworthy accomplishments:
- Opposes the Obama administration’s efforts to ban assault weapons¹, as well as efforts to create a so-called “universal” background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms (including assault weapons)³.
- Sponsored legislation to stop the Obama administration from executing an abusive practice — known as “Operation Choke Point” — in which the Department of Justice intimidates banks into refusing or severing financial services to legally operated ammunition and firearms (including assault weapons)³ dealers.
- Introduced legislation to restore the fundamental individual right of D.C. residents to keep and bear arms (including assault weapons)³.
- Opposes anti-assault weapon¹ Supreme Court nominees. Voted in favor of Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation.
“On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank Marco for his support of assault weapons² and urge all NRA members, assault weapon¹ owners and sportsmen in Florida to vote Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate in the Republican primary on Aug. 30, “ concluded Cox.
(1) substituted for “guns”
(2) substituted for “the Second Amendment”
(3) substituted for “firearms, ammunition and magazines”
(4) added for emphasis
Note: At the time that the now-defunct Federal Assault Weapons Ban passed in 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice said, “In general, assault weapons are semiautomatic firearms with a large magazine of ammunition that were designed and configured for rapid fire and combat use.”