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NRA: Latta Has Made a Vigorous Effort to Promote and Defend Second Amendment

Oct, 29 2014 Press Release

NRA: Latta Has Made a Vigorous Effort to Promote and Defend Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed Congressman Bob Latta’s re-election as Representative of the Fifth Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. Latta earned an “A+” rating from NRA-PVF.

“Protecting our Second Amendment rights is not just about defending our freedoms, it’s also about promoting our economy,” said Latta. “Last year, Ohioans spent almost $3 billion on hunting and fishing - money that supports our local communities. As an avid sportsman, I am honored to have received the NRA’s support and will continue to protect these freedoms, as well as our nation’s rich hunting legacy, for generations to come.”

“An ‘A+’ rating is reserved for a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment,” said Chris Cox, Chairman of the NRA-PVF. “Throughout his career, Congressman Latta has consistently opposed all attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms and magazines, and has stood strong against President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda.”

The NRA-PVF highlighted Latta’s lead sponsorship of H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, a bill that would positively impact sportsmen throughout Ohio and the country. Specifically, the SHARE Act would protect traditional hunting ammunition, open additional land access for hunting and fishing, and allow firearms to be legally carried on land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In addition, they cited Latta’s co-sponsorship of H.R. 2959, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013, which would ensure law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun permit could carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.