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National Rifle Association Endorses Griffin in Lieutenant Governor Race

Griffin says, ‘I will continue to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights’

LITTLE ROCK – Second District Congressman Tim Griffin has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation’s largest Second Amendment organization, in his race for Lieutenant Governor. Griffin, a Republican, earned an “A” rating from the NRA for his pro-Second Amendment voting record. Upon receiving the endorsement, Griffin released the following statement:

“I am proud to have earned the endorsement of the National Rifle Association. I oppose proposals restricting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and believe that the tried-and-failed, anti-Second Amendment policies are counterproductive. Arkansans can rest assured that as lieutenant governor, I will continue to protect and preserve our 2nd Amendment rights.”

Chris Cox, Chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, said, “During your tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, you have consistently opposed all attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms and magazines, and have stood strong against President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda. In addition, to safeguard Arkansas’s rich hunting heritage you voted for legislation to protect traditional hunting ammunition, open more federal lands to sportsmen, and allow law-abiding Americans to carry firearms on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Second Amendment and our right of self-defense are very important to Arkansans, and your position on these issues demonstrates a stalwart commitment to the rights of law-abiding gun owners and hunters.”

To read the full endorsement letter from the NRA, click here.

About Congressman Tim Griffin

Congressman Tim Griffin was re-elected as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 6, 2012. For the 113th Congress, he is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 17 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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