NRA and NYSRPA Announce “A” Rating for Stefanik on Second Amendment Record; Cobb Rated “F,” Lowest Ever in North Country History

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Friday, October 5, 2018

NRA AND NYSRPA ANNOUNCE “A” RATING FOR STEFANIK ON SECOND AMENDMENT RECORD;

COBB RATED “F,” LOWEST EVER IN NORTH COUNTRY HISTORY

Stefanik: “One of New York’s strongest defenders of the Second Amendment…”

Cobb: “Lowest rating ever for a North Country Congressional Candidate…will aid Washington and Albany Democrats in Assault on Second Amendment”

Glens Falls: The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) and the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) have announced their 2018 endorsements and legislative ratings for the 21st District.

In a decisive move representing the clear choice among Second Amendment supporters in the November election, the NRAPVF and NYSRPA have both endorsed Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and awarded her an “A” rating. Democrat Tedra Cobb, who refuses to admit whether or not she supports an assault weapons ban, received an “F” from both organizations, the worst ranking of any political candidate in district history.

Cobb’s failing grade contrasts against Stefanik’s perfect score among both organizations, and against the 21st District’s most recent Democratic representative, Congressman Bill Owens, who – like Stefanik – received an “A” rating from NYSRPA and was endorsed by the NRA.

“I have known Elise since she first ran for Congress,” said Tom King, President of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association. “Elise has delivered on her promise to North Country voters to fight to protect the Second Amendment. She is one of New York’s strongest defenders of the Second Amendment elected in Congress. She has never wavered on her positions, and took the lead in helping to pass concealed carry reciprocity out of the House of Representatives.”

“For the tens of thousands of legal gun owners and supporters in the North Country, the choice is clear. Elise Stefanik has an ‘A’ rating while her opponent Tedra Cobb, who in her own words said, ‘I think they should be banned,’ will aid Washington and Albany Democrats in their assault on our Second Amendment rights. That is why Tedra Cobb earned an ‘F’ – the lowest rating ever for a North Country Congressional candidate,'” King continued.

“From the first day I ran for office, I have strongly stood on the side of law-abiding gun owners and supporters of our Second Amendment rights,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I’m proud to be recognized, once again, with the highest possible ratings by the NRA and the NYSRPA for my support and for my strong legislative record on behalf North Country gun owners and enthusiasts.

“My Democratic opponent has chosen to put her own political interests before the interests of responsible gun owners across the political spectrum. My opponent’s refusal to answer basic questions on where she stands is a troubling departure from our District’s unique history of congressional representatives – Democrats and Republicans alike – who understand, as I do, the importance of protecting and celebrating our Second Amendment rights.

“In Congress, I will continue working across the aisle to help enact common-sense reforms that protect our children, our schools and our families from senseless gun violence, while opposing unconstitutional measures like Governor Cuomo’s SAFE ACT that infringe on the rights of responsible gun owners across the North Country.”

BACKGROUND:

NY-21 2018 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Ratings

NY State 2018 New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Ratings and Endorsements
http://www.nysrpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CANDIDATE-ratings-2018-update.pdf

FLASHBACK: Former Democratic Congressman Bill Owens Received an “A” rating and endorsed by NRA:
https://bit.ly/2NonP1d

FLASHBACK: “F” rated Tedra Cobb “Says She Thinks Assault Rifles Should be Banned, But Cannot Say So in Public”:
https://bit.ly/2O8c9om

The NRAPVF’s “A” rating is solely reserved for “Solidly pro-gun candidate(s). A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.”

The NRAPVF’s “F” rating designates a “True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.”

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PAID FOR BY ELISE FOR CONGRESS