With Florida Republicans left and right supporting restrictive gun control bills, the question is being asked by many gun rights supporters, including myself: what can we do? Here’s one thing you can do: you live in District 4 (Okaloosa County, FL) you can actually help.
Sandra Atkinson is running in the GOP primary for Republican Rep. Mel Ponder’s seat (he’s decided to run for a county commission seat).
But the more important question is, who is she?
Atkinson is an ally and friend. She’s a two-term Republican State Committeewoman for Okaloosa County and currently chairing the Republican Party of Florida’s Second Amendment committee.
Additionally, Atkinson is an Army veteran and local business owner in Fort Walton Beach. She was also the County Chairwoman for President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
I can personally attest that Sandra Atkinson is a defender of the Second Amendment. She was with me at the state capitol and spoke against SB 7026, the gun control bill passed by Republicans and signed into law by then-Governor Rick Scott (R) after the Parkland shooting. Atkinson has faced an uphill battle within the RPOF for the Second Amendment and she’s not quitting now.
Sandra is working to get enough signatures to get on the ballot. If you’re a resident, you can help her by going to her website.
The primary election is on August 18. I don’t easily throw my support behind just anyone, but Sandra Atkinson is someone I can support. Again, she’s 100% pro Second Amendment, vehemently opposes new gun control laws and is very much in our corner.