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Cox said the NRA will "absolutely" be back next year to press for gun storage bill in Tennessee and other measures around the country.
"We’re proud of the brick-by-brick restoration of rights that we’ve successfully attained," he said.
The stakes are high in the race for Maggart’s seat. Her defeat would reinforce the NRA’s strength in forcing lawmakers to go along with their plans. But McCormick, the GOP leader in the House, predicted another result.
"The NRA has put itself so far out on a limb that they’ve lost a lot of credibility, and I think you’ll see the results of that on Election Day when Debra Maggart gets re-elected," he said.
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