The National Rifle Association-Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVA) has endorsed Governor Eric Holcomb for a second term – awarding him and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch with an “A” grade reflecting their strong support for Hoosiers’ Second Amendment rights.
“Hoosiers’ rightful Second Amendment rights are well protected in Indiana by Governor Eric Holcomb,” said John Weber, the Indiana State Director for the NRA. “Governor Holcomb proudly signed laws that support law-abiding gun owners, and therefore keep our communities and state safer. And he’s welcomed the NRA’s world-renowned marksmanship championship competitions to their new home in Indiana. We’re proud to give him in our endorsement in this race.”
Last year, Governor Holcomb proudly signed into law legislation that eliminates state fees on a five-year license to carry a handgun – protecting a fundamental right for Hoosiers. This same legislation allows Hoosier gun owners to register to vote when they apply for a license to carry a handgun and provides greater protection to gun owners when exercising the right to self-defense.
Governor Holcomb signed this legislation into law on the stage of the NRA’s national convention, which was held in Indianapolis. At the event last year, he also announced that the NRA had selected Camp Atterbury in Johnson County as the location for the organization’s new National Marksmanship Competition Center, which will bring national and regional competitions to the state, as well as additional firearms training and safety courses.
“There’s simply no place more friendly or more supportive of the Second Amendment than right here on Hoosier soil,” said Governor Holcomb. “We value our freedom, liberty and the importance of being able to bear arms and protect and provide for ourselves and our families. That’s a bedrock commitment of mine – as sturdy as our Constitution in protecting our rights.”
The NRA-PVA is the NRA’s political action committee, which ranks candidates – irrespective of their party affiliation – across the country based on their support for the Second Amendment. The NRA is the nation’s longest-standing civil rights organization, representing nearly five million members across the country. In addition to its role in politics and policy, the NRA is also a global leader in firearms education, instruction and personal safety.
The NRA-PVA is the thirteenth group to endorse Governor Holcomb this election cycle. This endorsement follows announcements so far from the Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters, the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police, the Indy Chamber, the Indiana Manufacturers Association, the Indiana REALTORS® PAC, the Indiana Professional Firefighters PAC the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades, the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council, the Indiana Builders Association, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Indiana State Police Alliance, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.