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Screen capture from Joni Ernst’s last TV ad.

Yesterday, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund endorsed Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa.  The NRA, established in 1871, represents more than five million members nationwide and is the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners and is America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights.

In announcing the decision, Chris W. Cox, Chairman of the NRA-PVF, said, “Joni Ernst has consistently opposed all attempts to restrict gun rights and has been a true friend of the Second Amendment.  She is one great example of NRA moms all across this country fighting for our freedoms. She’s the only candidate in this race with a proven record of defending our rights. I urge all NRA members, gun-owners, and sportsmen in Iowa to vote for Joni Ernst in the June 3rdRepublican primary.”

In response to the endorsement, mother, soldier, and proven conservative Joni Ernst stated, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the NRA – an organization that does so much to educate, train and defend the rights of law-abiding gun owners. In Iowa, I have a proven record of fighting to defend our shared Second Amendment right, and I will continue to do so in Washington as Iowa’s next U.S. Senator.”

Joni Ernst is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa National Guard, who is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and opposes efforts by the government to infringe upon this fundamental right. Joni is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and is the only candidate in the race for senate to hold an “A” rating from the NRA. Joni holds a concealed carry permit, and actually carries, and is Army qualified on the 9mm.

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