There’s a close race for the U.S. Senate down in Georgia, and Republican incumbent Sonny Perdue is accusing his opponent of lying his, uh, Ossoff in terms of supporting the Second Amendment. Democrat Jon Ossoff has backed all kinds of gun control laws over the past few years as he’s sought election to federal office; from universal background checks to a ban on semi-automatic rifles and “high capacity” magazines. As we get closer to Election Day, however, Ossoff is now cutting campaign ads where he promises to “defend the Second Amendment”, according to Fox News.
Ossoff “thinks he can get away with telling metro Atlanta one thing while telling the rest of the state the exact opposite,” Sen. David Perdue told Fox News exclusively. “This just proves he’ll do or say anything to hide his radical socialist agenda from the people of Georgia.”
An Ossoff spokesperson said the ad is “airing in the places where Senator Perdue’s inflammatory, fear-mongering ad is running to correct the record.”
Perdue’s ad said Ossoff would confiscate guns, defund the police and close Georgia’s military bases.
Ossoff, who in his own ad says he will “defend” the Second Amendment, told MSNBC last September that he was unsure if he supported mandatory gun buybacks. He did, however, back strict licenses for all semi-automatic weapons, universal background checks and argued that the general public shouldn’t have access to assault weapons.
Ossoff’s Second Amendment ad isn’t on his campaign’s YouTube page, and I’ve not been able to view it for myself. Based on the language of his campaign website, however, every gun owner in Georgia should be asking Ossoff exactly how he plans to defend the Second Amendment when he’s calling for multiple restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.