As we’ve noted here in the past, Georgia Democrat Stacy Abrams, who’s running a strong campaign against Republican Brian Kemp, is as staunchly anti-gun as it gets outside of California. She’s all-in for waiting periods, universal background checks, stand your ground repeal, and an assault weapons ban with confiscation.
That record prompted President Trump, who was in Macon for a rally yesterday, to point out the threat she poses to Georgians’ gun rights if elected.
At the event, Trump ripped into Abrams.
“If Stacey Abrams gets in, your 2nd Amendment is gone,” Trump said. “Stacey Abrams is one of the most extreme, far-left politicians in the entire country.”
Abrams has said she supports the 2nd Amendment but also favors stricter gun control.
But not all gun owners are afraid of a potential Governor Abrams. The candidate got some support over the weekend from some local Black Panthers who marched through Atlanta waving Abrams campaign signs and carrying scary black rifles.
As they wrote on their Facebook page,
And relax, before you make any assumptions we are not working for & we did not plan this event with either campaign, and we have members with different political views both here in Atlanta as well as nationwide and even right here in this post. We did this on our own accord in response to the voter registration issue we’re still dealing with here in Georgia in 2018 (53 thousand registered voters voices won’t be heard this election).
But the joke’s on the Panthers because Abrams would dearly love to outlaw the very guns they legally and openly carried during their peaceful march, a fact you’d think they’d be aware of.
It appears that no one can accuse the Panthers of being single-issue voters.