The National Rifle Associaton (NRA) is endorsing President Donald Trump's reelection, with its political action committee praising the president's actions to defend the Second Amendment.
In the letter to Trump on Wednesday, the NRA’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) said that Trump has "done more than any president to protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."
The NRA-PVF said that the president has—after having promised to appoint judges who would uphold Americans' constitutional rights—appointed a "record-setting" number of judges who respect the Second Amendment, which has helped to "ensure the freedom of generations of Americans."
The group also noted how Trump had "confronted" to COVID-19-related orders that had declared gun stores as non-essential.
"You rushed to protect America's families and freedom by declaring firearms and ammunition retailers to be 'critical infrastructure,'" the group said of Trump's move to counter the orders. "This prompted states to reopen gun stores that had been forcibly closed—affirming our shared belief that Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable."
The letter goes on to praise the president for his support of the nation's outdoor heritage, which includes hunting and recreational shooting.
"You have protected the rights of hunters and sportsmen across the nation—and ensured their traditions can be shared with future generations," the letter said.
"On behalf of our millions of members, we thank you for your continued support of the Second Amendment and all of the constitutional freedoms in which we believe.
"We are proud to support you and the promise of your second term."