On Tuesday, Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) stopped by Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop to receive the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in the upcoming election for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.
In a provided statement from the NRA's Political Victory Fund, the organization explained that this endorsement was based on McAllister's record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The NRA specifically highlighted McAllister's vote for H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. According to the NRA PVF, the SHARE Act protects traditional hunting ammunition, opens additional land access for hunting and fishing and allows firearms to be legally carried on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
H.R. 3590 passed the house on February 5, 2014 but has not yet passed the Senate.
"I am pleased to have the NRA endorsement because it shows that I've kept the promises I made last fall and have consistently supported the Second Amendment in Congress," McAllister said in a provided statement. "As I have said all along, the best endorsement I can receive comes on election day when my constituents decide who they want representing them in Congress, and this endorsement goes to show that I am doing the job they sent me up there to do by standing up for true conservative values."