Monday, July 16, 2012

NRA Endorses Wayne Ivey For Brevard County Sheriff

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- The "Wayne Ivey for Sheriff Campaign Team" announced that the National Rifle Association & the Unified Sportsman Association, endorsed former Resident Agent in Charge Wayne Ivey from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in his candidacy for Brevard County Sheriff. 

"Your position on matters relating to the individual right to keep and bear arms is extremely important to law-abiding firearms owners in your county," NRA Past President Marion Hammer said of Ivey.  "These fundamental rights are guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and Article 1 of the Florida Constitution.  These rights are the foundation of freedom and are pivotal to many voters.

The NRA and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida are pleased to inform you that both organizations have endorsed you for election to the Constitutional Office of Sheriff of Brevard County.  We appreciate your support of the Second Amendment, Self-Defense and Anti-Crime issues. It's your support of these important issues that has earned you our endorsement." 

Wayne Ivey stated, "I am very proud to have received the endorsement of the NRA and the Unified Sportsman Association of Florida.  The NRA's mission is to protect the Second Amendment's right to bear arms and is one of the oldest and largest civil liberties organizations in the United States. The NRA promotes our Founding Fathers' vision of citizenry to both own guns and use firearms safely, responsibly and lawfully.  The best law enforcement agencies in the country have response times in minutes, but criminals can take our lives in seconds. Having the ability to protect one's self is not only guaranteed by the constitution, but is a fundamental right we must preserve." 

Ivey made local headlines last month when he held a "Firearms, Fun, & Food Fundraiser" where participants were able to shoot suppressed weapons and sniper rifles, including a .22 caliber, 308, 9 mm, and 50 caliber.

Wayne Ivey has previously received the endorsement of hundreds of Community Leaders and Law Enforcement Officers, to include Sheriff Jack Parker, the Florida PBA, the Coastal Florida PBA, the Fraternal Order of Police Palm Bay Lodge 111, The Brevard County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2969, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, FDLE Commissioner Tim Moore (ret.), Florida House Representative Steve Crisafulli, Colonel Danny McKnight USA (ret.), former Sheriff's candidate and BCSO Sergeant Gary Harrell and the strong support of current and former Brevard County Chiefs of Police. To view all of the endorsements, please visit the endorsement page @ 

For additional information, please call the Campaign for Wayne Ivey at 321-271-6029.