Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal was endorsed Friday by the NRA, one of the nation’s top defenders of the Second Amendment.
“In politics, one can learn the character of a person by working with them over time,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA’s political action committee. “I have worked with Nathan Deal for more than a decade, and his record as a U.S. representative and as a Second Amendment supporter is stellar. His constant and unapologetic support for gun rights in Congress demonstrates a strong commitment to the rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.”
Deal, who represented Georgia’s 9th District in Congress for nearly 18 years, faces former Secretary of State Karen Handel in the Aug. 10 Republican runoff for governor.
“I am honored to have the support of the NRA in my race for governor,” Deal said. “I honed my shooting skills as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and I stand with many Georgians in my strong defense of our Second Amendment rights. Gun rights symbolize the sanctity of our Constitution. Just as important, the right to bear arms is critical to our identity as a free people and to our ability to protect our families. I have been proud to stand up for gun owners in all of my years of public service. I will continue to do so as governor of Georgia.”