Even Kemp’s Lieutenant Governor Breaks Ranks on Gun Safety as Kemp Continues Defending “Criminal Carry”
As the call for action on gun safety grows, Brian Kemp is doubling down on defending his extreme, new “criminal carry” law which makes it easier for criminals to carry loaded, concealed guns in public without a permit or its background check. Kemp, whose own Lieutenant Governor broke ranks to call for action on gun safety, refuses to even consider calls for compromise on common sense legislation to address gun violence.
Instead, the governor is moving Georgia backwards on gun violence prevention by prioritizing extreme laws like “criminal carry”, which has led to increases in violent crime in states that passed similar legislation. The dangerous new law has also prompted concerns from law enforcement officers and mayors across the state, and is opposed by 70% of Georgians.
The governor’s decision to defend “criminal carry” comes as a new CBS poll shows parents and children are concerned about gun violence in schools, and a wide margin of voters on both sides of the aisle support action to improve gun safety.