Georgia Should Be On Every Gun Owner’s Mind

Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock

Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

By Larry Keane

All eyes are on Georgia and the runoff elections for the final two U.S. Senate seats. The results will impact the firearm industry and the ability of Americans to purchase and possess firearms of their choosing.

Americans have made clear how they feel about their Second Amendment rights, with record firearm purchases topping 19 million. The gun-owning community is the most diverse ever, with women and minorities accounting for large portions of new sales. There were approximately 186,000 background checks for firearms on Black Friday alone. More than 7.5 million people bought a firearm for the first time.

That’s the backdrop of the runoff elections between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic nominee Rev. Raphael Warnock and Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The stakes couldn’t be higher as the very balance of power in the Senate is up for grabs.

Warnock Mocks the Flock

The candidates’ different stances on the Second Amendment is striking. Sen. Loeffler is a strong gun rights supporter, while Rev. Warnock is not. The most telling example is found in Rev. Warnock’s sermons condemning gun-carrying Georgians. After Peach State legislators passed the Safe Carry Protection Act in 2014 to add locations where law-abiding gun owners can carry a firearm for self-protection, Warnock denounced those who obey the law and carry a concealed firearm.

“Somebody decided that they had a bright idea to pass a piece of legislation that will allow for guns and concealed weapons to be carried in churches,” Warnock said, adding churches were “the last place” firearms were needed and that gun owners are crazy people.” He may need a civics lesson – that “somebody” was the Georgia state legislature elected by the people.

Rev. Warnock’s timing was noteworthy. Just three months after Georgia passed the bill, Jack Wilson, a concealed carry permit holder and volunteer security guard stopped a murderer with his concealed firearm from inflicting unthinkable violence on his fellow churchgoers during a religious service at the West Freeway Church of Christ, in White Settlement, Texas. Gun-free zones do not keep people safe. This is a lesson we have learned repeatedly.

Rev. Warnock’s words, and his antigun positions, are reminding Georgians he’s not on their side when it comes to their rights.

Ossoff’s Double Deal

Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff is attempting to unseat incumbent Sen. Perdue, who has been a consistent Second Amendment supporter. Ossoff has tried to fool Georgians from knowing he wants to institute a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” Ossoff even got knocked for running two different TV ads trying to trick voters, one saying he supports the Second Amendment while the other conspicuously avoiding the subject.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. David Perdue (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“I support a ban on the sale of semiautomatic rifles (‘assault weapons’) and high-capacity magazines to the general public,” he said. “Americans who would purchase high-powered weapons derived from modern military technology should be required to demonstrate high qualification and compelling specific needs.”

Ossoff also supports a ban on standard-sized magazines and won the praise of Everytown for Gun Safety.

Blocking Biden

Georgia’s runoff elections are a national affair. Gun control champions Stacey Abrams and Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are working overtime to crank up Democratic voter turnout. If both Ossoff and Rev. Warnock win, it will guarantee a Biden-Harris administration will be able to move on their radical antigun agenda. That agenda includes demolishing the entire firearm industry, imposing confiscation and bans on modern sporting rifles, instituting gun registration schemes and more.

Two votes stand in the way of Sen. Chuck Schumer from making good on his promise to take Georgia and then “we change America.” Those votes belonging to Senators Perdue and Loeffler.

NSSF is urging all Georgians to #GUNVOTE Jan. 5 and Don’t Risk Your Rights.

GUNVOTE

comments

  1. avatar Jeff says:

    We are looking at the most gun unfriendly administration in America’s history. If they pack the Supreme Court they could nullify the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This is scary but a real possibility.

    1. avatar Office Of The Fraudulent Election says:

      Meanwhile:

      In Georgia, the vote FACTS!

      THEY ARE INDISPUTABLE;
      2,506 felons voted
      66,248 under age not old enough
      2,423 not registered
      1,400 cast ballots po. box
      4,926 council registration
      10,315 dead voted
      395 ballots cast in another state
      15,700 change address
      40,270 moved county lines.

      1. avatar Miner49er says:

        I love your numbers, there’s just so many of them, this all must be true!

        I mean, you’re quoting a bunch of numbers like a smart person so you must be right!

        Of course, your post would be more compelling if you actually included a source or citation to underpin your assertions.

        But that would require actual facts…

        1. avatar Office Of The Fraudulent Election says:

          Miner49er says “I love your numbers, ”

          Of course you do…. and you could have just left it there, but you had to take your usual sleazy route.

          I fully understand you haven’t seen these facts before. Being as the two fake news sites you usually run over here with your “cutting and pasting” jobs, Wapoo, and NY Toilet Times, will not report the truth.

          So leave your echo-chamber of fake news enemy of the people “legacy” media and GO LOOK IT UP YOURSELF..The Truth is Out There…Gooffle, Fakebook, and Twit-er hasn’t stopped the signal.

          However I doubt you will, as you are a dishonest person, who does not post here to debate or even learn or expand, rather your sole motivation is to attempt to provoke and be an ass.

        2. avatar Miner49er says:

          So still no sources or citations, OK got it.

          Well, here’s some reporting regarding the Georgia special election from The Hill, which I assume you are familiar with?

          “The reason that we are losing thousands of people per day to this virus is because of the arrogance of politicians like David Perdue – so arrogant that he disregarded public health expertise and so arrogant that he’s not with us here today to answer questions,” the Democrat said during a question about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Georgia and across the country.

          “It shows an astonishing arrogance and sense of entitlement for Georgia’s senior U.S. senator to believe he shouldn’t have to debate at a moment like this in our history,” he added.

          Ossoff also claimed that Perdue did not attend the debate because he did not want to “incriminate himself,” referencing the Republican’s controversial record of trading stocks throughout the coronavirus pandemic.“

        3. avatar drunkEODguy says:

          hey where’s your source for those “thousands” dead per day?

      2. avatar busybeef says:

        sauce?

    2. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

      The SCOTUS cannot “nullify” the Constitution… There is a specific process for amending it and the SCOTUS ain’t in that picture!

      1. avatar Mercury says:

        Anyone can nullify the Constitution. The only question is how many people go along with it. Most everybody seems to be going along with the completely absurd Wickard v Filburn decision, which absolutely rewrites the Constitution. So I’d say in a very real sense they can, in fact, nullify the Constitution. Not according to the Constitution itself, of course, but unless its text and meaning are observed, it’s just a bunch of documents and some old pieces of paper.

        To put it another way, if the Executive Branch says they can, and the Legislative Branch says they can, and neither thr States nor the People say they can’t, then of course they can. A law is just a slogan if everyone ignores it, no matter how “high” that law is supposed to be.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          FDR, an icon of the left, nullified the constitution when he had American citizens rounded up at gun point and confined to concentration camps based only on race.

      2. avatar Ronald Scurry says:

        The constitution was nullified in 1994.
        New York, California, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently nullifying the constitution.
        Other states have tabled bills to nullify the constitution. So yes, it does and continues to happen.
        Until I see action from the SCOTUS, I will reserve judgement on its latest member.

  2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    “I support a ban on the sale of semiautomatic rifles (‘assault weapons’) and high-capacity magazines to the general public,” he said. “Americans who would purchase high-powered weapons derived from modern military technology should be required to demonstrate high qualification and compelling specific needs.”

    As if you need any further ‘cheering up’ – Both Perdue and Loeffler are at best, neck-and-neck in the polls. In a state where Leftist scum run the election machinery.

    I’m sure the election will be run as competently as the crooked re-count, still in progress :

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/senate/

    1. avatar Dude says:

      They easily win in a fair election. Perdue led Ossoff by 90,000 votes, and barely missed the 50% required to miss the runoff. Loeffler would have easily won over 50% in November if another republican wasn’t trying to run as well. Yet, somehow we’re to believe that Trump lost Georgia.

  3. avatar Scott says:

    I am firmly convinced that the Dominion voting machines are the Democrat’s Cheat-O-Matics so if these are used it will not matter who is ahead and who is behind. Republicans are fund raising off the threat with annoying text messages, but don’t recognize the problem so I fully expect both to loose.

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        make sure to cite wapo whenever you would like to be persuasive.

      2. avatar Office Of The Fraudulent Election says:

        Miner, Ever grow tired of being a sleaze? and cutting and pasting fake news half truths?

        Biden underperformed Obama AND Clinton basically everywhere in the nation except in the corrupt Dem cities in select swing states. Where he ‘magically’ not only managed to outperform everyone…ever…he even was able to garner MORE VOTES THEN ELIGIBLE VOTERS. Quite the feat for a dimwit who was locked in the basement by his own campaign.

        1. avatar Dude says:

          “Where he ‘magically’ not only managed to outperform everyone…ever”

          Books will be written about all of the incredible anomalies in the election this year. Here’s an interesting one: Trump INCREASED his win percentage in the democrat stronghold of NEW YORK CITY, while losing support in a few key democrat cities in swing states.

          So when New York’s 2020 voting results were finally certified, it was a bit of a shock to discover that Trump actually improved on his 2016 performance in New York City. As NY1 observed, Trump’s percentage of the city vote rose from 17.9 percent to 22.6 percent. He did better, in fact, in four of the five boroughs, leading to an insta-interpretation that the relative strength he showed among nonwhite voters nationally was evident in New York as well:

          The story is pretty clear in NYC: Biden gained ground among whites, Trump gained ground among minorities. Pro-Trump swing by borough, ’16-’20:

          1. Bronx +11.8

          2. Queens +8.6

          3. Brooklyn +7.6

          4. Manhattan +3.0

          5. Staten Island -0.2

          https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-bashed-new-york-city-but-he-did-better-there-in-2020/ar-BB1bDvzq

          Biden set the simultaneous record of the most total votes AND the least number of counties won.

  4. avatar Debbie W. says:

    Whether Rats take the Senate or not Gun Control is rooted in racism and genocide. Therefore Gun Control is a racist and nazi based agenda. That chunk of deranged democRat Party/nazi party history makes any pos who thinks they can walk up to your home and confiscate your firearms a member of the gun confiscating democRat Party KKK and a gun confiscating member of the nazi SS. I suggest joe and the ho had better think twice.

  5. avatar Erik says:

    Both myself and my wife will be voting here to try and help preserve what’s left of our second amendment.

  6. avatar Miner49er says:

    In other racial double standard news, remember all the ‘patriots’ at Bundy’s ranch aiming rifles at federal and local agents, but no charges for the white boys?

    A slightly different prosecutorial decision in this case:

    “The founder of an all-Black armed activist group is facing a federal charge after the FBI alleges he aimed a rifle at federally deputized task force officers during a September rally in Louisville, Kentucky.

    FBI agents arrested John Fitzgerald Johnson, the founder of the Not F**king Around Coalition who is also known as Grand Master Jay, Thursday at his home. The 57-year-old appeared before a federal judge in Louisville later that afternoon, and the judge appointed the Office of the Federal Defender to represent him.“

    1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

      You really need to follow the Gun /Liberty news more closely. This was talked about on the Student Of The Gun, SOTG, podcast over two years ago. And to make you happy, it was a white man they sent to prison.

      From 2017
      “First Prison Term Handed Down in Bundy Armed Standoff in Nevada”
      https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/first-prison-term-handed-down-bundy-armed-standoff-nevada-n766896

      1. avatar Miner49er says:

        False equivalence, a concept often employed by right wing commenters with an intellectual deficit.

        The gentleman jailed in Louisville was jailed for pointing a gun at a federal officer, which video evidence showed happened routinely at the Bundy ranch without anyone being charged.

        The story you cite is completely different, and involved more extensive criminal behavior then merely pointing a weapon at an LEO:

        “He then spent more than a month in an encampment organizing armed patrols and serving as an intermediary between a self-styled militia and local authorities.

        He had been expected to get a six-year sentence after pleading guilty last August to conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S. and interstate travel in aid of extortion.“

        That quote is directly from the article you linked to but you misrepresented these two cases as having a similarly situated defendants when in actuality the right wing extremist was guilty of much more serious crimes, including extortion.

        No wonder you guys could never send Hillary to prison, prosecute Obama or successfully charge Hunter Biden with money laundering and pedophilia, you’re a bunch of bunko artists who are actually rather lame at working up a believable conspiracy.

        1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

          You don’t understand its called the “swamp” for a reason. Or you like the swamp, which I think to you do. Swamp Creature. It explains why you are so comfortable with Ruby Ridge, Waco, and government prosecutors who lie and hide evidence.

        2. avatar Miner49er says:

          No, I think what the Republicans did at Ruby Ridge was a total outrage, and federal agents should’ve gone to prison for their crimes.

          But what you fail to understand is that Ruby Ridge, etc. were the natural result of 12 years of Republican control of the ATF and FBI, under Reagan and George the first.

          Really, do you have any idea how close David Karesh is compound was to George bushes ranch?

  7. avatar 007 says:

    Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing multiple times and expecting the same results. With “Republicans” in Georgia defending fraud by mail and keeping in Dominion voting systems why bother even to show up for the vote?

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      not only did you manage to attribute the origins of that quote, you also completely changed it’s meaning by misquoting it.

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        …quote ~incorrectly~,

    2. avatar Mercury says:

      “Don’t believe everything you read online.”
      -Abraham Lincoln

      Seriously though, how did that quote get misattributed to Einstein in the first place? As far as I can tell, the first reference to the phrase is in an old (turn of the last century) AA pamphlet.

  8. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    The Rev. Warnock is a black man who believes white people are racist. And at the same time thinks black people should be disarmed????

    1. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

      Faith-based self-defense.

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        He is not the only “Christian” who thinks like an atheist, believing the government is there to provide everything for you. Both of these types of people really don’t believe in individual responsibility.

  9. avatar Miner49er says:

    In other breaking news, Sidney Powell openly admits election fraud perpetrated to illegally switch votes from Joe Biden to Donald Trump through use of computer algorithms.

    At last Sidney Powell is honestly stating exactly what happened, all Americans should call on the DOJ to investigate her allegations that votes were illegally switched from Mr. Biden to Mr. Trump.

    Here’s the text directly from Sidney Powell‘s lawsuit, in which she alleges “Dominion Voting Systems… took more than 2.5% of the votes from Mr. Biden and flipped them to Mr. Trump”

    “machine-controlled algorithms deliberately run by Dominion Voting Systems … generally took more than 2.5% of the votes from Mr. Biden and flipped them to Mr. Trump for a more than 5% fraudulent vote increase for Mr. Biden.”

    It was very honest with her to admit the truth in official documents.

    1. avatar This guy lies ^^^^^^^ says:

      And here we are with the typical braindead leftist trickery…. they think reverse psychology actually works like in their China approved diversity Follywood movies….f k n fudge packing h o m o…
      Gives a clue to the quality of the public educational system in this country….

      1. avatar Miner49er says:

        Nope, no lies, just fax directly from Sidney Powell’s lawsuit.

        I think the issue is more about your inability to handle reality when it is at odds with your delusions.

        1. avatar Dude says:

          Why not mention the part where she corrected the brief today? More lies from Miner. Water is wet…

        2. avatar Miner49er says:

          Perhaps you need to familiarize yourself with the concept of the Freudian slip.

          People actually have difficulty lying, no matter how corrupt they are they still often end up speaking the truth inadvertently.

          Sidney Powell’s statement comes under this category, in her heart, she knows what the truth is and can’t stop herself from speaking it.

          Of course, later she ‘corrected’ her statement.

          As the immortal bard said,

          “The truth will out”

        3. avatar Dude says:

          “the concept of the Freudian slip.”
          “in her heart, she knows what the truth is and can’t stop herself from speaking it.”

          You know Miner, you may be on to something.

          Joe Biden in October:
          “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”

          Joe Biden this week in an interview with Jake Tapper:
          Biden says that if he and Harris disagree, he will handle it as he did with Barack. “And like I told Barack,” Joe says, “if I read something where there’s a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign.”

          Biden is nothing more than a puppet for the establishment. He isn’t a leader, he stands for nothing, and to top it off, he’s senile. The truly sad part is, you probably know that and voted for him anyway.

        4. avatar Gary says:

          Was it a Freudian slip when on October 24th, Biden said, “Secondly, we’re in a situation where we have put together—and you guys did it for President Obama’s administration before this—we have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”

        5. avatar Miner49er says:

          So what’s the problem, the United States DOJ has a ‘Criminal Division’, do you really think their purpose is to commit crimes?

          “The Criminal Division is responsible for enforcing the voting fraud laws passed by Congress and signed by the President.”

          I can somewhat understand your confusion, English as a second language can be rather puzzling but keep at it and you’ll be fluent before you know it!

  10. avatar Dennis Sumner says:

    You KNOW things are bad when the bill of rights hinges on the results of a vote in one state!

  11. avatar GS650G says:

    Maybe we need the dems to take over for a while so the country can relearn a few things and may be then people will wise up when they vote

    If we ever have another legal and fair election that is.

  12. avatar Debbie W. says:

    And every Black DemocRat needs to be voting in Georgia. Because I hate them.

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      And the fake Deborah is back, yet again. Still.

      You’re not fooling anyone, racist scum… 😉

  13. avatar former water walker says:

    Vote R republitard’s…it would “help” if your R senator’s weren’t corrupt themselves(insider trading ain’t kosher). I don’t think all is lost with a 50-50 tie. See: Collins and Manchin. And millions of heavily armed gunowners!

  14. avatar Zack says:

    Why would I support republicans who’ve done nothing but sell us out for years? They don’t stop democrats from stepping all over us, they do nothing for us, but they expect us to keep supporting them anyway. I’ll never vote GOP again.

  15. avatar American says:

    Your vote doesn’t matter and it never will so 2020 is the last year I will ever vote again if Trump fails we will all fall.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      Realistically we all fall regardless of who wins.

      The damage done in the past year is reversible but the window to do it is closing very, very, very fast. It’s who’s POTUS that really matters, it’s the governors that need to get their shit together.

      But hey, when there’s no real access to medical instruments containing plastic in the first half of next year maybe people will wake up to just how fucked we are. Or maybe when the meds stop coming or when the testing labs for basic stuff can’t run the tests for lack of reagents. By then it’s too late, but at least they will figure it out at some point. Maybe.

      On the plus side, the gun community might reap a benefit when a ton of collectables hit the market as older folks die from things that should be easily treatable. And, Hell, we might even extend the supposed solvency of Medicare by a decade or two as well.

      Just like the landlords who think the answer to all their ailments is immediate eviction of all people late on rent (ROFLMAO! You’re fucked either way!), most of the country is myopic in ways that would be frightening to people of average intelligence if they weren’t so… myopic.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        It’s *not* who’s POTUS.

        1. avatar Miner49er says:

          “It’s who’s POTUS that really matters“

          Freud strikes again!

          Gee, it’s hard to keep the subconscious quiet, the truth will out!

  16. avatar SK Skeeter says:

    To those who think that the Constitution will protect your rights. You are mistaken. The Constitution is the highest law of the land written on paper. Unless we push back, and fight the smallest infringement it will become just another historical relic in a museum somewhere.

    We, the people, give it teeth. Laws can be de jure or de facto. The machinations of Joe and friends are to make a new de facto Constitution. Mexico has a second amendment but in practice it does not exist. There is only one officially sanctioned gun store South of the Border. The amount of hoops you have to jump through there keeps guns from the common man.

    Criminals and others will find a way. Tommorow may never come. Fight today. Call, canvas, support and vote the 2A.

  17. avatar Remember Goliad says:

    Remember The Alamo

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