U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) bid for the U.S. Senate has notched the endorsement of BamaCarry, which bills itself as the state’s only “no compromise” Second Amendment advocacy group.
In a letter sent to the group’s membership, BamaCarry asserted that Brooks was the only candidate in the runoff election that held a “true history” of defending the Second Amendment.
“As you know, it is imperative, now more than ever, to support candidates with an unwavering dedication to protecting the Second Amendment,” wrote the organization. “As we analyzed the record of the two candidates in the runoff, there is only one candidate with a true history of defending and fighting for our Second Amendment rights: Mo Brooks. Therefore, we formally endorse Congressman Brooks for U.S. Senate.”
The gun rights group made mention of the endorsements Brooks holds from other Second Amendment advocacy organizations.
“In addition to our support and that of the NRA, Mo has also been backed by the National Association for Gun Rights and the Gun Owners of America,” the group noted. “He received A+ ratings from Gun Owners of America and the NRA every single year he’s been in Congress. For Mo, his proven track record of defending the Second Amendment cannot be questioned.”
BamaCarry then took aim at Brooks’ opponent, former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt, over her criticism of the congressman’s vote against a version of the National Defense Authorization Act in September 2021.
“While Katie Britt claims to support our right to keep and bear arms, her record and public statements paint a very different picture,” the group claimed. “Katie Britt attacked Mo Brooks for voting against Nancy Pelosi’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Britt claims Mo voted against our military, when in reality he voted to kill multiple far-left provisions that Socialists democrats added INCLUDING red flag laws that allow the government to confiscate a person’s guns without due process. Katie Britt said she would have voted for this version of the bill that included this obvious infringement of our Second Amendment rights.”
Britt’s campaign in April released a policy memo outlining the candidate’s position on the Second Amendment, along with her legislative intentions regarding the issue should she become Alabama’s next U.S. senator.
“In a GOP primary, every politician will claim that they will defend our right to keep and bear arms, Mo Brooks actually has a record that has proven he will,” the group proclaimed.
BamaCarry concluded the letter by stating that Brooks was “the real deal” and advised that the congressman was “the only choice for the U.S. Senate.”
The primary runoff election will take place on June 21.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL