The National Rifle Associaton (NRA) is endorsing President Donald Trumps reelection, with its political action committee praising the presidents actions to defend the Second Amendment.
In the letter to Trump on Wednesday, the NRAs Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) said that Trump has “done more than any president to protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.”
The NRA, which advocates for the rights of gun owners and has about 5 million members nationwide, had previously endorsed Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
“You promised to defend the Second Amendment and stand tall for the constitutional freedoms in which our members believe. You have delivered on your promise in extraordinary ways,” read the letter (pdf), signed by Wayne LaPierre, the groups executive vice president and CEO, and Jason Ouimet, the executive director of the NRAs Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and the chairman of the NRA-PVF.
The NRA-PVF said that the president has—after having promised to appoint judges who would uphold Americans constitutional rights—appointed a “record-setting” number of judges who respect the Second Amendment, which has helped to “ensure the freedom of generations of Americans.”
The group also noted how Trump had “confronted” to COVID-19-related orders that had declared gun stores as non-essential.
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“You rushed to protect Americas families and freedom by declaring firearms and ammunition retailers to be critical infrastructure,'” the group said of Trumps move to counter the orders. “This prompted states to reopen gun stores that had been forcibly closed—affirming our shared belief that Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.”
The letter goes on to praise the president for his support of the nations outdoor heritage, which includes hunting and recreational shooting.