My home state of Georgia has been a red state for a very long time. Even when it voted Democrat, it was never for the kind of hard left-leaning Democrats we see these days. Old-school Georgia Democrats were something very different.
Today, though, it looks like things are different. Georgia came down for Biden in the presidential election, though how much of that was because of shifting opinions and how much was outright fraud is officially unknown, and now we’ve got two runoff elections for our senate seats.
And President-Elect Joe Biden needs both of them if he wants to advance his anti-gun agenda.
If there were any mistaking the significance of the final two U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia, it’s now crystal clear. President-elect Joe Biden knows it. He cannot carry out his gun control agenda by executive overreach.
Georgians began casting early ballots this week ahead of the Jan. 5 election. Polling margins are close and with a 50-48 Republican advantage in the upper chamber, firearm supporters have almost no wiggle room to protect the Second Amendment from the antigun platform championed by the most antigun presidential ticket in history.
First Georgia, Then America!
There’s nothing President-elect Biden and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) want more than for Georgia Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock to sweep victory. Sen. Schumer proclaimed, “Now we take Georgia. Then we change America!” That would put him in charge of running the Senate with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking the 50-50 tie for Democrats and opening the floodgates on gun control policies. That means the right to keep and bear arms is on the chopping block and legislation to bankrupt the firearm industry gets a green light.
Ossoff embraced the gun grabbing policies of Everytown for Gun Safety and garnered their endorsement. These ideas include banning modern sporting rifles (MSRs), of which there are more than 20 million in circulation. He’s also called for a ban on standard capacity magazines. Don’t expect a public explanation of these ideas. Ossoff tried to trick voters on his true antigun stances but was caught red-handed.
Rev. Warnock’s gun control platform matches Ossoff’s step-for-step, but he’s gone afoul of law enforcement by calling police officers “gangsters, thugs and bullies,” saying they’re “a threat” to children. He said this at the same time he was demeaning law-abiding gun owners in Georgia for exercising their Second Amendment right while violence in Atlanta soared.
There are still those who think they can punish Georgia’s Democratic leadership by not coming out to vote during the runoff election. The thing is, that’s not going to hurt anyone except the American people. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler aren’t responsible for whatever happened during the election and they don’t have the authority to change any of it.
Plus, frankly, they have their own fish to fry, so I don’t blame them for not pontificating on some of this other stuff.
If Warnock and Ossoff win, then we’re going to be in for a very difficult time as gun owners. Both are vehemently anti-gun and want nothing more than to see you disarmed. They’ll go right along with Biden’s anti-gun agenda.
Should that happen, you might as well say goodbye to your gun rights.