As a Representative for the 11th District, one of the most common questions I am asked is my position on our Second Amendment.
My actions have spoken loudly on this issue during my time in the General Assembly. I have been able, with the help of many, to pass a number of bills that restore our rights as Good Georgians. Along with Rep. John Meadows (Calhoun) and Rep. Alan Powell (Hartwell), every Second Amendment bill we have proposed in the State House has passed. It took a lot of work and criticism, but in the end we have prevailed.
I have been awarded some nice awards during the past few years. The NRAs Defenders of Freedom award and GeorgiaCarry.org Georgia Carry.org Legislator of the Year two times.
Georgia has a good system of ensuring that good Georgians can get a Weapons Carry License. This was borne out when the Great State of South Carolina passed what is called resroprocity meaning licensed Georgians can carry their weapons in South Carolina. This was due to the hard work of many over a lot of years.
I will always work to restore our rights. Remember, those rights have been eroded by the other party for many years, and in ten short years we as Republicans have improved them a lot.
Be wary of candidates who say they are for the Second Amendment and always add the word …….”But..” It's a sure sign they want to take something away they don't think you need.
Many years ago, our 4-H club started a 4-H Skeet shooting team to teach safe gun handling and marksmanship. There are around 51 young men and women who are active in this project today. I have been a member of The National Rifle Association and Georgia Carry and have my own Georgia Weapons Carry License.
I oppose any effort to infringe upon the right of the law-abiding people of Georgia to keep and bear arms. I will encourage the public’s awareness of the principle that the best guarantee of liberty is a well-armed populace of good citizens.
Criminals will never abide by gun control laws; and armed, law-abiding Georgia citizens are no threat to public safety. The purpose for the Second Amendment, according to those wise Founding Fathers, was to guarantee that the citizens would be able to ensure the protection of their liberties and families –from any source whether it is bad guys, or encroachments upon our liberties by government.
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