For Immediate Release
January 12, 2018
Media Contact
Rick Williams  |  615-305-7219

LASCASSAS, TENN.  – Earlier this week Shane Reeves launched a mudslinging attack against Joe Carr concerning the National Rifle Association (NRA) grades for candidates in the 14th District State Senate primary election. Republican State Senate candidate Joe Carr issued the following statement today after the NRA acknowledged yesterday that they had ‘found’ the response to the questionnaire he mailed to them over a week ago.

“After calling the NRA yesterday to ask when they expected to correct and update their website regarding the candidate grades for the 14th District, after I emailed them a photo of my response Wednesday, they informed me that they had ‘found’ my completed questionnaire. Rachel Cole, at the NRA, said: ‘as Murphy’s Law would have it we found your survey this morning.’ When I asked when they would post the score she indicated it might take a while.”

“Today I am pleased to announce that the NRA has scored my record and gave me an A, just as I expected. My score is not qualified with a “q”, indicating it is based on responses to a questionnaire, but on my actual RECORD and RESULTS as a legislator. The mudslinging and misinformed attack from Shane Reeves, and his attempt to create an issue over the NRA delay in recording my score — through no fault of my own — is just another example of “his shoot first aim later” approach in his campaign. That arrogant and uninformed attitude is what makes him completely unsuited to represent the 14th Senatorial District. Facts matter, and Shane has shown throughout this campaign that they don’t matter to him.”