The Choice for Freedom is Clear in Georgia’s Runoff Elections

The Choice for Freedom is Clear in Georgia’s Runoff Elections

As both elections for Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate head towards runoff elections on January 5, it is important to note where the candidates stand on your rights. Both elections are crucial for the future of the Second Amendment in this country. In this first of two installments, we’ll break down the race between Sen. David Perdue (R) and Jon Ossoff (D), who both purport to be in support of the Second Amendment, but, in reality, only one of them really is pro-freedom. Ossoff, who previously lost a 2017 special election for the U.S. House of Representatives, has deceptively said that he will “defend our Second Amendment.” In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. His campaign website explicitly states that he supports a “ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles (“assault weapons”) and high-capacity magazines to the general public.” Ossoff’s mislabeling of these commonly owned rifles as “assault weapons” is atrocious, dishonest, and patently inaccurate. The term “assault weapon” is no more than a politically invented term used to demonize commonly owned rifles, and those who own such rifles. That he purports to be a proponent of the Second Amendment is an absolutely egregious claim. We know that his proposed ban is also unconstitutional. With D.C. v. Heller (2008), the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment protects ownership of firearms “in common use at the time” for “lawful purposes like self-defense.” Certainly, these rifles that Ossoff wants to ban meet that standard, but Ossoff […]

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