Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lingamfelter Honored by National Rifle Association

From Delegate Scott Lingamfelter:

"Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter To Be Honored with the National Rifle Association’s Harlon B. Carter-George S. Knight Freedom Fund Award

Past recipient of the award was now-Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX)

Dear Fellow Defender of Freedom,

The NRA recently informed me that I will receive the organization’s coveted 2012 Harlon B. Carter-George S. Knight Freedom Fund Award. The recipient of this honor in 2010 was Ted Cruz of Texas, who was elected to the United States Senate in 2012.

I am gratified to receive this honor and join Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) among the strongest defenders of the Second Amendment in the nation. Now more than ever, it’s very possible that we in the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be called upon to defend Virginians’ constitutional right against unlawful Federal encroachments on our fundamental right to keep and bear arms. I’m prepared to answer any such call and I hope you will too. And as Lieutenant Governor, I will be the authentic, conservative, 21st vote in the Senate of Virginia against any attempt to take our rights away.

Please join me in not only defending our right to keep and bear arms but as a delegate in the May 18th Republican Convention to be held in Richmond, VA.

As the Chair of the Militia, Police and Public Safety committee, I have galvanized resistance to liberal attacks against lawful gun owners by:

  • Successfully leading the fight to repeal one-gun-a-month to get this draconian measure off the books;

  • Protecting law-abiding gun owners from frivolous civil penalties for keeping their firearms safely locked in vehicles at work;

  • Expanding the rights of lawful firearms owners to possess and transport firearms as they choose;

  • Pushing to ease restrictions on concealed carry permits by supporting a commonsense measure to offer lifetime concealed carry permits in the Commonwealth of Virginia;

  • Championing the Sunday Hunting Bill when others refused to lead on the issue;

  • Founding and chairing the Virginia Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus in the General Assembly.

  • Consistently received the NRA’s A+ rating as a leader in defending our 2nd Amendment rights.

Please consider becoming a delegate for me at the Republican Convention on May 18th in Richmond, VA.

National Rifle Association of America

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11250 Waples Mill Road - Fairfax, VA 22030

January 29, 2013

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Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter to receive NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund’s Carter-Knight Freedom Award

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s Civil Rights Defense Fund is pleased to announce that Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter of Virginia will receive the Harlon B. Carter-George S. Knight Freedom Fund Award at a ceremony this March at NRA headquarters in Fairfax.

First elected to the House of Delegates in 2001, Lingamfelter was Chief Patron of the 2012 legislation that repealed Virginia’s gun rationing (one-gun-a-month) law. As Chairman of the Committee on Militia, Police & Public Safety, he consistently works to enhance public safety by assuring law-abiding citizens ability to acquire, possess and carry arms. He is also the founder and Co-Chair of the (joint) Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, which focuses on hunting, fishing and shooting sports concerns.

A 28-year veteran of the United States Army, Lingamfelter served in several theaters and received numerous commendations including, but not limited to, the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit and the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three battle stars.

“We were most impressed with Delegate Lingamfelter’s unwavering principles, proven expertise and genuine accomplishments,” said Fund Chairman and NRA Director William H. Dailey. “The late George Knight, a retired Navy officer who served in World War II, would be proud to see this award presented to a combat veteran.”

Established in 1989, the Carter-Knight Freedom Fund Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. Named for Harlon Carter, founding Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, and George Knight, founder of the Fund, it was created to honor those who demonstrate exemplary support for the constitutional and human right to keep and bear arms. Past recipients include U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who received the award while serving as Solicitor General of Texas.

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund was established in 1978 to develop case law and scholarly research favorable to the Second Amendment. The successful result in the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court D.C. v. Heller case was due in large part to the intellectual and legal foundation provided by decades of support by the Fund.

Please consider becoming a delegate for me at the Republican Convention on May 18th in Richmond, VA. "