Tuesday, the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) endorsed Mo Brooks for U.S. Senate.
In a press release, the NRA-PVF said Brooks had a proven record of protecting Second Amendment rights.
“On behalf of our five million members across the country,” the group said in a statement, “the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) endorses your candidacy for the U.S. Senate in the May 24, 2022, Republican primary election in Alabama. Based on your consistent and proven voting record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. House of Representatives, you have earned an ‘A’ rating from NRA-PVF. An ‘A’ rating is reserved for a solidly pro-gun legislator who has supported NRA positions on key votes and issues.”
The group highlighted some specific examples of how Brooks fought for gun rights in Congress.
“You voted against the so-called ‘universal’ background check system, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms between law-abiding citizens and is only enforceable through a federal firearms registry,” the statement continued. “Additionally, you voted to uphold constitutional due process protections for gun owners and to prevent federal bureaucrats from enacting indefinite delays of firearm purchases for law-abiding Americans, which would turn a fundamental right into a privilege.”
The NRA-PVF also said it appreciated Brooks continuing to fight back against gun control activists.
“Lastly, you continually oppose the Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gun control agenda of banning lawfully-owned firearms, ammunition and magazines,” the group concluded.
Brooks released a statement responding to the endorsement, saying he would continue to fight for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
“The endorsements of both the National Rifle Association and National Association of Gun Rights confirms I am the only Senate candidate who, come hell or high water, will actually fight to defend the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms,” Brooks said in the statement.
The congressman argued that he was the only true defender of gun rights in the Senate race.
“My two principle opponents masquerade as 2nd Amendment defenders,” he said, “but their past conduct reveals they are not fighters and are nothing more than Senate ‘Surrender Caucus’ wannabes. Mike Durant is on video stating America should disarm citizens to restore law and order in our cities. That is NOT defending the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms. Both Mike Durant and Katie Britt publicly attacked me for voting to defeat Red Flag Laws that empower the government to seize a citizen’s weapons and force a citizen to litigate to get his weapons back if the seizure is unlawful. That is NOT defending the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms.”
The Senate candidate expressed gratitude for the NRA endorsement.
“I thank the NRA for helping to take the mask off the pretenders in this Senate race. I ask the citizens of Alabama who support the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms for their vote because I am the only candidate they can rely on who has actually fought, and will actually fight, to defend our 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms,” he concluded.
Wednesday, Brooks’ campaign also released a video advertisement titled “Shall Not Be Infringed” that highlights his NRA endorsement and once again touts his record of supporting the Second Amendment.
The video features Brooks talking to the media following an assassination attempt at a 2017 Republican baseball practice. The congressman was listed at the top of a kill list found in the gunman’s pocket.