NRA endorses Colyer over Kobach, who touts backing of another gun group

NRA endorses Colyer over Kobach, who touts backing of another gun group

The National Rifle Association on Monday endorsed Gov. Jeff Colyer over Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who dismissed the endorsement as “incumbent protection.” Both men have sought to position themselves as steadfastly pro-gun as the August Republican primary approaches in a state that has few restraints on gun rights. “This endorsement is a reflection of your strong support for the Second Amendment and the hunting heritage of Kansas,” NRA managing director Lacey Biles said in a letter to Colyer. In a statement, Colyer called the Second Amendment the “load-bearing wall” of the Constitution that must be protected “or the whole institution will come crumbling down.” Today’s top news by email The local news you need to start your day Recaptcha requires verification. I’m not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy – Terms He pledged to oppose and veto any attempt to infringe upon the right keep and bear arms. “I pledge to continue to stand strong in support of the Second Amendment” and to protect Kansans’ right to keep and bear arms, Colyer said. Earlier in the day, Kobach announced an endorsement by Gun Owners of America. In an apparent dig at the NRA, his campaign described Gun Owners of America as “the only no-compromise gun lobby organization in the nation.” “Gun Owners of America is committed to endorsing leaders who fight back in Second Amendment battles. They know that the right of law-abiding citizens to protect their families is non-negotiable. I will never back down in defense of those rights,” […]

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