NRA endorses David Kustoff in 8th District

The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican U.S. Rep. David Kustoff in the 8th Congressional District.

The freshman congressman faces a Republican primary challenge from George Flinn, a deep-pocketed perennial candidate. The endorsement was announced by the NRA’s chief lobbyist Chris Cox, a Jackson native.

“We greatly appreciate your consistent opposition to attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms, magazines and ammunition, and for standing strong against the gun control agenda,” Cox said.

Here’s the release:

GERMANTOWN, Tenn.– The National Rifle Association announced their endorsement of Congressman David Kustoff in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District.

“On behalf of our six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the August 2, 2018 Republican Primary for the 8th Congressional District of Tennessee,” said Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action and Jackson, Tennessee native, Chris Cox.

“As a life-long Tennessean and former US Attorney, you have demonstrated your deep respect and appreciation of the Second Amendment. We share a common goal to safeguard the rights of law-abiding Americans who own firearms for hunting, personal protection, collecting or any other lawful purpose. In addition we greatly appreciate your consistent opposition to attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms, magazines and ammunition, and for standing strong against the gun control agenda promoted by Nancy Pelosi and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg,” continued Cox.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of the National Rifle Association.” said Congressman David Kustoff. “Our Second Amendment rights must be protected and I look forward to continuing that fight in Congress.”

During his first term in Congress, David voted for the strongest Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation ever put before Congress. This legislation made it possible for 20 million Americans who possess a concealed carry license to do so across state lines. David also voted down an Obama-era regulation that stripped Social Security recipients of their Second Amendment rights without due process.

Congressman Kustoff was born and raised in Shelby County and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee by President Bush in 2006, Kustoff set his sights on cleaning up government and public corruption and fighting violent crime and drugs. He oversaw the majority of the Tennessee Waltz trials that sent Senator John Ford and 11 other defendants to federal prison.

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