NRA endorses Wes Allen for Alabama State House District 89

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Wes Allen in his race for the Alabama House of Representatives in District 89, the group announced Monday.

An endorsement from the NRA‘s Political Action Committee, the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF), can be a game changer for many candidates.

“When provided with the facts, the nation’s elected officials will recognize that “gun control” schemes are an infringement on the Second Amendment and a proven failure in fighting crime” says the fund. “The importance of this premise lies in the knowledge that, as one U.S. Congressman put it: ‘The gun lobby is people.’”

The NRA-PVF makes its decisions based on voting records, public statements and their responses to their NRA-PVF questionnaire.

“I am honored to be endorsed by the NRA,” Allen said. “This is a group of hardworking men and women who support the United States Constitution and the preservation of our rights as Americans. Their commitment to preserving gun rights for law abiding citizens is something that I appreciate.”

Allen, the Republican nominee in the race, faces-off against Democrat Joel Lee Williams in the November 6 general election for the seat currently held by Troy-Republican Rep. Alan Boothe who announced he will not seek reelection.

Allen, who has served as Pike County’s Probate Judge since a 2009 appointment from then-Gov. Bob Riley, is viewed as one of the most conservative Probate Judges in the Yellowhammer State.

District 89 includes Pike County and the northern half of Dale County.