After Parkland, Some Republicans Try To Outdo Each Other On Gun Rights In Primaries

Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, points a gun at a young man in one of his ads for his campaign for governor. It’s spurred national outrage. Political ads in Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary this year may be the most charged of any intraparty battle around the country, especially when it comes to guns. One ad shows former state Sen. Hunter Hill at a shooting range loading one gun , eyes steady on the camera, and firing another. "We don’t need a carry permit," Hill says, "the only thing we need as Americans is the U.S. Constitution. And as governor, I won’t give an inch on our Second Amendment." Hill and other Republicans in the primary back some form of a "constitutional carry" law that would allow Georgians to carry handguns without a permit. In another ad, Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, sits with a shotgun in his lap , surrounded by guns. Next to Kemp is a young man he calls "Jake," who, for the sake of the ad, at least, wants to date a daughter of his. "We don’t need a carry permit. The only thing we need as Americans is the U.S. Constitution. And as governor, I won’t give an inch on our Second Amendment," says former state Sen. Hunter Hill in his campaign ad for governor of Georgia. Jake reads Kemp’s policy platform, and then Kemp turns to him, "And the two things if you’re going to date one of my daughters?" he asks. […]

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