NRA-PVF Endorsed Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell

NRA-PVF Endorsed Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell

National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association

Virginia – -( NRA-ILA applauds the outstanding pro-gun advocacy of former Virginia Attorney General and current Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell (R).

On Monday, September 14, NRA’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced the endorsement of McDonnell for Virginia governor. McDonnell’s proven pro-gun record earned him a strong “A” rating.

“Bob McDonnell is an effective leader for Virginia hunters and gun owners,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. “His opinions and actions as attorney general have protected and enhanced the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Virginians. His zero-tolerance attitude toward criminals makes him the best choice for governor. We ask every Virginia hunter, gun owner and Second Amendment advocate to vote McDonnell for governor this November.”

McDonnell commented, “I am pleased and honored to receive the endorsement of the NRA and its hundreds of thousands of members, hunters and gun owners within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our state has long been a leader in respecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners. Those efforts will continue if I’m elected governor.”

Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell
Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell

McDonnell has consistently proven he understands and values the importance of the Second Amendment. In February 2008, McDonnell was one of 31 state attorneys general to sign the amicus brief in the historic District of Columbia v. Heller case, supporting an individual right to keep and bear arms. In 2007, McDonnell issued an opinion stating that the Department of State Police should not release to the public the names and addresses of people who possess a concealed carry permit, as releasing such information puts permit holders at risk.

Bob McDonnell also played a key role in bringing to an end New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s use of non-law enforcement agents to conduct unauthorized “straw purchases” in Virginia and other states. After concerns were raised about these unauthorized tactics, McDonnell drafted and requested the introduction of HB 2653, which prohibited such reckless actions from occurring again.

“Bob McDonnell stood up against Bloomberg’s underhanded attacks on the constitutional rights of Virginia’s law-abiding gun dealers and owners,” concluded Cox. “We are confident that he will continue to defend our right to keep and bear arms as Governor of Virginia and we are proud to announce his endorsement.”

Contact Information for Bob McDonnell can be found at:

NRA-ILA Grassroots Division
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (800) 392 – VOTE (8683)
Fax: (703) 267 – 3918

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 to advocate 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 military.

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Shane T. Clements

The "Gun Show Loophole" is called private sale of fire arms. It can occur anywhere, at anytime, inside or outside of a "Gun Show," while remaining perfectly legal. If they make it illegal to purchase weapons inside of the Gun Shows, it would be perfectly legal to arrange for deals to be made in the Parking Lots. International Statistics show that increasing the difficulty of purchasing Fire-Arms actually increases the amount of crime. When England instituted their handgun ban, their crime rate almost doubled. If it's illegal to murder someone with a gun, why would making acquiring the gun illegal… Read more »


Mike Bloomberg is doing a good thing by pointing out how gun show loopholes help criminals and psychopaths obtain weapons. Bob McDonnell should be pilloried for opposing this. The identities of concealed carry license holders should be publicly available information. CCL holders should even have to wear something that identifies them as such when they are in public. The only purpose of a law that conceals the identities of CCL holders is to hide the fact that they are just as likely to commit a crime as anyone else. Remember, the second amendment is responsible for keeping criminals and psychopaths… Read more »