NRA Endorses Representative Diane Black for Governor

Diane Black for Governor
Diane Black for Governor

Fairfax, VA – -( The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Rep. Diane Black for governor in the Tennessee Republican Primary Election. Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial candidate with an “A” rating and perfect record on Second Amendment issues.

“For over two decades Diane Black has been a steadfast supporter of our constitutional right to self-defense. She has never wavered in the fight to expand and protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Diane Black has a perfect record on Second Amendment issues and we enthusiastically endorse her candidacy.”

Black co-sponsored and voted for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which was the strongest self-defense legislation ever to pass the U.S House of Representatives. She voted to protect the Second Amendment rights of our nation’s veterans and voted to repeal the Obama administration’s regulation that wrongly denied many Social Security beneficiaries their Second Amendment rights.

“As a concealed carry permit holder, Diane Black doesn’t just vote the right way on the Second Amendment, she actively exercises her constitutional right to self-protection and is passionate about safeguarding the right of all law-abiding Tennesseans to protect themselves and the people they love,” continued Cox.

Black has always opposed any attempt to ban firearms, ban ammunition or restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

“Tennesseans can trust Diane Black to stand strong in defense of their constitutional freedoms. On behalf of the NRA’s six million members, we urge all Second Amendment supporters to vote Diane Black for governor,” concluded Cox.

Note: to view endorsement letter, click here.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Ton E

I’m not voting for Diane Black at all. This is a woman who stated “I believe our current permitting system is working well, but I would sign a bill to authorize constitutional carry by law-abiding citizens if it passes the legislature” Bill Haslam said something similar it was only baseless words. That way if the bill dies he couldn’t be to blame. Diane is merely taking a page from the career RINO politicians handbook. If she was truly for the 2nd amendment why not go on record supporting TN Constitutional carry and calling for it to happen? The NRA also… Read more »


Diane Black; No more greedy prohibitionist dinosaurs.. Diane Black is just another greedy corporate puppet and elitist that would sell her own greedy mother for a few greedy campaign contributions. While Karl Dean resembles Hillary Clinton in drag and he is also an Authoritarian he has already sold out ‘and will’ sell out Nashville for a few greedy campaign payoffs. All special interests.Likewise Beth Harwell, a feminazi and amateur liar with cast iron panties that began her campaign with lies. Not much of a better choice. GOD save us all from all these creatures. I will go for the underdog… Read more »


Richard Price You mean you are actually going to vote for a democrat? Don’t you know the scandals and liberal decisions they have made in Nashville? I pity your thinking and hope you reconsider before November.

L.L. Smith

Diane Black is pro-secondment and pro-life. I am also.


When I first heard that the NRA endorsed black my first thoughts were that they got it wrong again. I wouldn’t vote for her if she was the last candidate standing. Maybe a little payola or a sizeable donation makes an endorsement possible from the NRA. There are a number of reasons I would not vote for her. So far, from what I am able to gather, Bill Lee might get my vote. Boyd would be another Haslam and forget Harwell, she shelved gun bills and never introduced them.

Bud Gaut

Not the first time the NRA got it wrong.


Black was my State Senator and is now my US Representative. I could go into the reasons I absolutely despise her but I digress. Never trust NRA endorsements – donations to NRA purchase things such as good ratings. NRA has for years endorsed Tennessee incumbents who had a mere 40% rating. Why? Because they think “someday” they may help them pass a limp NRA-promoted Bill. Black has publicly stated that she supports the “pay for permission” carry permit system over any efforts to restore true 2nd Amendment rights. Tell me how such a person is a “pro 2nd Amendment” individual?… Read more »

Wayne Clark

R, I totally agree. Mae Beavers was our one shot at possibly becoming a Constitutional Carry state…but she pulled out due to a death in her family. I respect her family loyalty but our a$$ is gra$$ now. Randy Nichols was on Haslam’s board & uses the same B.S. that Haslam did during his campaign. Diane Black is no different. Both have no intention of removing the cash cow that is carry permits. Bill Lee served on Haslam’s Task Force on Sentencing & Recidivism but has no prior political experience (which may be his one redeeming quality). Beth Harwell is… Read more »


I agree 100% that Diane Black is the only candidate who has an absolutely perfect record on 2A rights. She is a Constitutional and a law & order candidate.


I hope she is a better qualified candidate than NRA supported Casey Cagle, the anti 2nd Amendment candidate for governor of Georgia.