NRA brings in its biggest gun to back Cagle’s campaign for gov

NRA brings in its biggest gun to back Cagle’s campaign for gov

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle earned the NRA’s endorsement after his vow to “kill” a tax break for Delta Air Lines made national waves. Now the gun rights organization is bringing in its biggest gun as a reward. The group’s president-elect, Oliver North, is set to headline three rallies on Saturday for Cagle’s campaign for governor. The visit comes days before the July 24 GOP runoff against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has tried to paint Cagle as weak on gun issues. North, a former Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and aide to President Ronald Reagan, will headline an 11:30 a.m. rally at Savannah’s Forest City Gun Club – the oldest such club in the nation – and then the sprawling indoor Governor’s Gun Club in Kennesaw at 2:30 p.m. He’ll end the evening with a fish fry in Cagle’s hometown of Gainesville. “We both cherish our Second Amendment rights, and we understand how important this election is for conservatives,” said Cagle. “Honestly, I’m pumped up. These rallies will energize conservatives.” The NRA endorsed Cagle weeks after he orchestrated the defeat of a jet-fuel tax exemption that would have saved Delta $40 million a year. The Atlanta-based airline, the state’s largest private employer, enraged conservatives by cutting business ties with the gun rights group. Cagle and Kemp, who sports an endorsement from the GeorgiaCarry.org state gun rights organization, have increasingly competed over who is the most vocal supporter of the Second Amendment as they scrap for support for conservatives who […]

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