The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Tate Reeves for governor in the 2019 Mississippi primary election, as well as Mark Baker for Attorney General.

“Tate Reeves served as lieutenant governor during a period that saw incredible progress in the protection of Mississippian’s Second Amendment rights. Without Reeves’ leadership, these successes would not have been possible,” said Jason Ouimet, chairman, NRA-PVF. “The NRA wholeheartedly endorses Tate Reeves for governor and looks forward to what he can accomplish in the state’s highest office.”

Reeves, an “A+” rated candidate, supported the passage of many pro-gun bills, including a Second Amendment sales tax holiday, the lowering of concealed carry permit fees, open carry, protection of shooting ranges, clarifying the enhanced permit and placing the right to hunt and fish amendment on the 2014 ballot.

During this period, Reeves stood strong against the repeated efforts of anti-gun advocates to establish a foothold in Mississippi.

“Tate Reeves’ support of law-abiding gun owners is unwavering. Mississippians can rest assured that, if elected, Reeves will continue his fight to protect our Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” Ouimet concluded.

“Throughout Rep. Baker’s 15-year career in the state legislature, he has steadfastly supported the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Not only has he helped marshal countless pro-gun bills through the statehouse, he has also worked tirelessly to prevent anti-gun bills from moving forward,” said Jason Ouimet, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Baker is a true friend to the Second Amendment, and the NRA is proud to endorse him for Mississippi attorney general.”

Baker is “A+” rated by NRA-PVF. His leadership helped pass laws such as the enhanced permit statute, open carry, protection of shooting ranges, lowering of concealed carry fees, and getting the right to hunt and fish amendment on the 2014 ballot.

“Mississippians can trust Mark Baker’s continued support of the Second Amendment and rest assured he will continue to defend their rights if elected attorney general. Law-abiding gun owners across the state should vote for Mark Baker on Aug. 6,” Ouimet concluded.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.

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