Attorney General Rutledge Endorsed by the National Rifle Association

September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018

Attorney General Rutledge Endorsed by the National Rifle Association
Says, “I am proud of my strong record of defending our Second Amendment rights”


LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA), receiving an “A” rating for her strong record of defending Second Amendment rights in court and in the public square.

“As Attorney General, I will always defend our Second Amendment right to bear arms,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Arkansans understand that the Second Amendment is critical to our freedom and that is why I have vigorously fought to ensure that law-abiding citizens will never have their right to self-defense stripped from them. I am proud of my strong record of protecting our Second Amendment rights, and I am honored that the National Rifle Association has endorsed my campaign.”

In the group’s endorsement letter, Chris Cox, Chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, said, “On behalf of our six million members across the country, I am pleased to announce your ‘A’ rating and endorsement in the November Election for attorney general. […] We appreciate your efforts to expand the rights of carry license holders by calling on Congress to pass national right to carry reciprocity. This important legislation would ensure that the ability of Arkansans to protect themselves does not end at the state line. In addition, you signed onto ‘friend of the court’ briefs in several landmark cases, including Peruta v. California, which argued that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense.”

Click here to read the full letter.

About Attorney General Rutledge

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was elected on November 4, 2014, as the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. Since taking office in January of 2015, she has defended Arkansans against criminals, con artists, and an overreaching federal government while consistently defending our values in court.

Proving her commitment to transparency and accessibility of the office, she has hosted Rutledge Roundtables in all 75 counties each year with members of the community, held mobile offices yearly in every county, and established a Public Integrity Division to hold public officials accountable for violating the law. Through legal challenges and briefs, Rutledge has demonstrated her commitment to supporting our pro-life values and laws, protecting our Second Amendment right to bear arms, defending religious freedom, and eliminating burdensome regulations to bolster our economy and job growth.

She currently serves as Chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association and Chair of the National Association of Attorney Generals-Southern Region. Rutledge and her husband Boyce have one daughter and a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County.