“Kemp can tout any special interest endorsement he wants, but the reality is both he and Perdue back the dangerous ‘criminal carry’ law”
Today, Brian Kemp received an endorsement from the National Rifle Association. The announcement comes after he signed “criminal carry” legislation into law, which creates a gun safety loophole that makes it easier for criminals to carry a hidden, loaded gun in public without a permit. The new law, which drew concerns from law enforcement officers, mayors across the state, and a pro-Second Amendment group, has led to a rise in violent crime in other states that have passed similar laws.
“Brian Kemp, who failed to gain the NRA’s endorsement in his 2018 primary, has gone all-in on embracing extreme and dangerous policies like ‘criminal carry’ to gain support from the special interests as he faces a brutal primary challenge from Trump-endorsed David Perdue. This is politics at its worst — Kemp is putting his re-election campaign over Georgians’ safety. Kemp can tout any special interest endorsement he wants, but the reality is both he and Perdue back the dangerous ‘criminal carry’ law, which risks public safety and ignores concerns from law enforcement, mayors across Georgia, and the 70 percent of Georgians who oppose it,” stated Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Majority Opposition: About 70% of Georgians are opposed to permit-less carry. Over 80% of gun owners, non-gun owners, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents across the nation agree that high safety standards are crucial in issuing concealed carry permits. The initiative has also faced opposition from law enforcement officers across the nation in Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Read more about the dangerous “criminal carry” law supported by Kemp and Perdue here.