We surveyed every candidate running for the Georgia Governor in the 2022 primary election cycle, and asked them all the 10 questions listed below. Each candidate was clearly informed that a failure to return the 2022 Georgia Gun Owners survey or refusal to answer particular questions would be graded as an anti-gun position. Gun owners are situated to make a huge impact by making knowledgeable choices in the primary process.
Answer Key: S=Sign | V=Veto
Survey Questions & Answers
Question 1: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO ‘Universal Gun Registrations’ (or similar legislation) that would ban all private party gun sales and make criminals out of Georgians who lawfully transfer firearms without first obtaining government permission?
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Anti-gun politicians in Georgia continue to introduce legislation like HB-309, which would institute ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ here in Georgia. Also known as ‘Extreme Risk Protection Orders,’ these laws allow virtually anyone to petition a court and make the claim that a person is a ‘danger to themselves or others’ while providing little to no evidence. Once filed, ‘Red Flag’ allegations allow a liberal judge to strip a law-abiding gun owner of his firearms before he has been arrested, indicted, or convicted of a crime. And in most cases, this is done through ex parte hearings that the gun owner knows nothing about, thus violating his due process rights.
Question 2: 2. If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO ‘Red Flag Gun Confiscation’ laws (or similar legislation) that would shred Georgian’s due process rights, by disarming gun owners who have never been convicted of a crime?
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In the wake of recent high profile murder-sprees around the country, anti-gun politicians, the media and Bloomberg funded activists have been screaming for a complete ban of the AR-15 (and standard 30-round magazines) and hundreds of related firearms all because of a variety of cosmetic features. Legislation like S. 746 has been introduced in Congress to ban these firearms across the country, and some politicians in Atlanta want to do the same thing, even though these firearms are widely popular and are owned by tens of thousands of Georgians.
Question 3: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO all legislation that bans the manufacture, sale or possession of semi-automatic firearms and their standard capacity magazines — knowing that these restrictions don’t stop crime, but are used to harass gun owners?
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Various state legislatures have already passed legislation that would make it a felony for Americans between the age of 18-20 to own firearms! And there are politicians here in Georgia who want to do the same thing. To be clear, these are law abiding citizens that can exercise their right to vote, serve in the military, pay taxes, get married, have careers, and enjoy every other aspect of being a legal adult.
Question 4: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO all legislation that would make it a crime for Georgians between the ages of 18-20 to buy and own firearms, leaving them defenseless, unable to defend themselves or their loved ones?
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Gun control activists have long desired mandatory waiting periods before law abiding citizens can purchase firearms, ammunition or accessories. Legislation like HB-788/SB-309 has been filed in Atlanta and would make criminals out of Georgians who buy a firearm without waiting five days first. This, despite the fact that many women have been murdered by violent predators because they were unarmed and couldn’t defend themselves, because they hadn’t waited enough days to buy a gun!
Question 5: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO all legislation that would make criminals out of Georgians who buy firearms without waiting an arbitrary number of days first, knowing that these laws are unconstitutional and only endanger innocent people?
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Mental health has become a back door for gun control. By expanding the criteria for voluntary and involuntary commitments for ‘treatment’ and giving mental health staffers the power to ‘declare’ someone as a ‘prohibited person’ in the NCIC database, hundreds of thousands of gun owners have been disarmed (mostly veterans) even though their due process rights were violated, and they were never ‘adjudicated’ defective in a court of law. Once a person’s name is placed on this list, it is virtually impossible to have it removed.
Question 6: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO all so-called ‘mental health’ legislation that would allow a law abiding Georgian to be disarmed before he was able to exercise his due process rights in a court of law?
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Almost every legislative candidate will say “I support the Second Amendment” but not all will stand firmly against new and invasive forms of gun control, especially when ‘compromises’ are offered.
Question 7: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO all methods of gun control, including those that the media calls ‘reasonable?’ These could include bans on ‘ghost guns,’ laws that ban those with simple misdemeanor convictions from owning guns, new taxes on ammunition, civil liability insurance requirements for gun owners, and the use of pistol braces?
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Most mass shootings happen in so-called ‘Gun-Free Zones’ where law-abiding citizens are forced to disarm. Thousands of Americans have been shot or murdered by violent criminals in these zones over the last fifteen years, because law-abiding citizens were unable to defend themselves or their loved ones, because of a deadly law that forced them to disarm.
Question 8: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO all legislation that eliminates government-mandated ‘Gun Free Zones,’ that leave law abiding citizens helpless against violent killers looking to rack up a body count?
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While dozens of states give the presumption of innocence to gun owners in the wake of a threatened or actual use of force (requiring the state to prove their guilt in court), Georgia law inverts that and requires gun owners to prove their innocence in court. Further, many states allow gun owners to assert this ‘presumption of innocence’ in a pre-trial immunity hearing. These hearings give gun owners the chance to be spared the agony of a criminal trial. And in an era where liberal prosecutors are targeting gun owners to advance a political agenda as we saw with Kyle Rittenhouse and Mark McCloskey, it’s more important than ever that we have a pre-trial hearing process to dismiss these bogus charges.
Question 9: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO all legislation that would enhance Georgia’s self-defense laws by providing the presumption of innocence to gun owners who are forced to defend themselves, as well as a pre-trial hearing process to spare them from going through politically motivated prosecutions?
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Missouri passed the nation’s leading Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) in 2021. This law asserts state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment and tells the federal government that while Missouri can’t stop them from passing gun control, Missouri wouldn’t allow their cops and other resources to be used to help them enforce it. And since the bulk of federal laws are enforced by state and local officers, this law means that the bulk of Biden’s gun control agenda will go unenforced in Missouri. And with strong civil penalties built into it, Missouri’s SAPA law gives individual gun owners the ability to hold departments that intentionally violate the law accountable.
Question 10: If elected Governor, would you SIGN or VETO the Second Amendment Preservation Act legislation for Georgia, which states that Georgia cops may not be used by the federal government to enforce federal gun control laws or Executive Orders, and which contain civil penalties that allow gun owners to hold rogue departments who break the law accountable?
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