Kemp aims to loosen rules for carrying handguns in Georgia

Kemp aims to loosen rules for carrying handguns in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp takes questions during a press briefing May 7, 2020 (FOX 5 Atlanta). ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will push for a new state law that would loosen requirements to carry a handgun in public, as he aims to blunt a primary challenge from fellow Republican David Perdue in this year’s governor’s race. Kemp and his wife are scheduled to join state lawmakers and gun rights advocates at a gun shop outside Atlanta on Wednesday to announce his support for legislation that would do away with the need for a license to carry a handgun in public — either openly or concealed on one’s body — according to draft remarks obtained by The Associated Press. The shop in Smyrna, Adventure Outdoors, bills itself as the “world’s largest gun store.” KEMP ANNOUNCED GEORGIA NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT ASSIGNMENTS TO FIGHT OMICRON VARIANT “Building a safer, stronger Georgia starts with hardworking Georgians having the ability to protect themselves and their families,” Kemp’s draft remarks read. “In the face of rising violent crime across the country, law-abiding citizens should have their constitutional rights protected.” More than 20 other states allow concealed weapons in public without a permit — or what supporters call “constitutional carry,” according to Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Kemp emphasized his support for the 2nd Amendment during his first campaign for governor, appearing in multiple ads with shotguns and repeatedly telling voters he was a hunter and shooter. In one ad, he sat […]

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