West Virginia: State Senator Rupie Phillips Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award

Gun Rights

On June 24, 2023, state Senator Rupie Phillips (R-7) will receivethe Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of histireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in West Virginia.

Since his time in the West Virginia Legislature began in 2010, Senator Rupie Phillips has been a strong and steady advocate for the cherished Second Amendment rights of not just the citizens of his district, but of all West Virginians.  A Member of the National Rifle Association and West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Senator Phillips has worked tirelessly to be a voice for firearms owners.  Since first elected in 2010, Senator Phillipshas taken the lead to preserve and protect the rights of law-abiding firearms owners with his sponsorship of several bills, including statewide firearms preemption in 2014; constitutional carry of firearms in 2016; and this year, SB 10, a bill that will protect law abiding adults from being forced to choose between higher education and self-defense.  His efforts were critical in the passage of these, and many more.

Representing his constituents in West Virginia in the state legislature since 2010, Senator Phillips has earned an “A+” rating from NRA-PVF.  As a recipient of the NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award, Senator Phillips joins an esteemed list of individuals who have gone “above and beyond” in the fight to defend the Second Amendment.

Please join the NRA in supporting state Senator Rupie Phillipsas he receives the NRA-ILA’s Defender of Freedom Award on June 24, 2023 at 8pm: Location: City of Logan’s WV Freedom Festival – Main stage!

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