Senate-hopeful and political newcomer Col. Rob Maness received the endorsement of the National Association of Gun Rights Political Action Committee, his third major endorsement over the last few months, with the other two coming from former Gov. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express.
Dudley Brown, the Executive Vice President of the National Association for Gun Rights, said Maness is not like the other Washington candidates in the senate race.
“I’m convinced he will stand up against the Washington elites who want to tell gun owners how and when they can defend themselves,” said Brown. “Last year, we saw how effective only a few bold Senators can be. With the addition of Col. Maness, it’s possible that gun owners could finally go on the offensive and fight to reclaim our Second Amendment rights.”
“Maness is an outspoken advocate for gun owners in Louisiana,” the endorsement read. “His commitment to sponsor and push strong Second Amendment legislation shows his willingness to fight for our most basic rights.”
Maness said he was grateful for the support of the NAGR-PAC because the group “informed and motivated” their members to oppose the UN Smalls Arms Treaty, which vulnerable Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) supported. The Treaty, according to Maness would have “done great damage to America’s sovereignty over our own gun laws.”
The Madisonville conservative also said that more and more Louisianans are gravitating to his candidacy because he is the only challenger to Landrieu who is not already in politics, referring to Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who is also vying for the Senate seat.