NRA endorses Palazzo in GOP 4th District primary

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Rep. Steven Palazzo in the Republican primary in the 4th Congressional District of Mississippi, the congressman's campaign office said Wednesday.

 Palazzo said the NRA gave him an A rating for his voting record on Second Amendment issues.

“I’m pleased and proud to receive this endorsement and rating from the NRA. I have consistently opposed attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms and magazines,” said Palazzo. “I continue to stand strong against President Obama’s gun control agenda.”

Palazzo faces Gene Taylor, Tom Carter, Tavish Kelly and Ron Vincent in the June 3 election.