Mississippi Sen. Charlie Ross has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund in his bid to become lieutenant governor.
Ross called it an honor to endorsed by "one of the most effective grassroots organizations in the country."
Chris Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF, praised Ross' record of protecting Mississippians' Second Amendment rights.
Ross was the primary author of the NRA-backed "Castle Doctrine" self-defense law in Mississippi that gives citizens the right defend themselves from intruders in their home, car, or business by any means necessary.
Ross faces Mississippi State Auditor Phil Bryant in the Aug. 7 Republican Primary. Jamie Franks is the only Democrat in the race.