Sportsmen support Capito for Senate

August 4, 2014 by Whitney Burdette

U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined Saturday with other Second Amendment supporters who make up her campaign’s Sportsmen for Capito coalition.
She and others met in Hernshaw for a shooting event and “discussion about preserving West Virginia’s cherished traditions and Second Amendment rights,” according to a news release. The coalition has existed since at least 2008 and re-launched for the Senate campaign earlier this year.
Capito’s Democratic opponent, Natalie Tennant, launched a similar coalition last month.
“There are many people in Washington, people who support my opponent, who frankly don’t care about our West Virginia values,” Capito said. “Our state’s traditions are dear to my heard and I will always continue fighting for the right of law-abiding West Virginians to bear arms.”
Capito’s resume includes a lifetime ‘A’ rating from the National Rifle Association and the West Virginia Citizens Defense League recently announced its endorsement. She opposes legislation co-introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., that would restrict gun purchases, and she also opposed the United Nations Arms Treaty, which she says threatens the Second Amendment.
“Shelley Moore Capito has my vote,” said Arlie Hubbard, Sportsman for Capito Kanawha County co-chair. “She always defends the constitution and she will not tolerate anyone trying to take away our protected freedoms. Shelley shares in our small-town traditions, and she is exactly the kind of leader we need representing West Virginia values in the Senate.”

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