As thousands marched in Atlanta this weekend for action on gun safety and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators released new gun violence prevention legislation, Republican voters are speaking out about the need to reform gun laws to increase public safety.
A report from 11Alive highlights how out of touch Brian Kemp’s extreme gun policy is even within his own party. As the governor defends his dangerous “criminal carry” law and ignores the growing calls for action on gun safety, Republican voters are speaking up in favor of action.
Kemp’s dangerous “criminal carry” law, which makes it easier for criminals to carry loaded, concealed guns in public without a permit or its background check, is opposed by 70% of Georgians and has already faced opposition from law enforcement and mayors. Now, members of Kemp’s own party are also backing away from Kemp’s extreme record on guns – from Republican voters to leaders like Kemp’s Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan.
Despite new polling showing strong support from Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters for more gun safety measures, Kemp continues to ignore the will of Georgians – including those in his own party – and defend his extreme gun agenda.