Congress and the Georgia General Assembly will be kicking off the 2022 session in just a few days, which is why our team has been working around the clock to finalize our battle plans for the upcoming year — and the budget we need to be effective.
I have to tell you, in all of my years of fighting for the Second Amendment in Atlanta and in Congress, I have never seen our gun rights in a more precarious situation.
The good news is that grassroots gun owners have stood tall and fought for freedom in 2021 in ways that we haven’t seen since the early days of the Obama Administration.
And so, while Nancy Pelosi has passed two gun control bills through the House, neither of them has advanced in the Senate as Schumer simply can’t get the 60 votes he needs to proceed.
The bad news is that after Democratic candidates were crushed in the recent Virginia and New Jersey elections, Biden’s handlers know there is a real chance they will lose control of Congress in November, so they are going ‘all in’ on gun control!
And while Senate Republicans in D.C. have blocked the gun control bills that Pelosi has sent over from the House so far, if we have a mass shooting any time in 2022, we will almost certainly see ten to twelve RINOs betray us immediately.
But we also have a major fight shaping up here in Atlanta over the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), as two of Joe Biden’s Executive Orders attacking gun owners are set to take effect in just a few months!
And when you add in the critical midterm elections that are already shaping up as well as the massive fight that is coming over Constitutional Carry, it’s obvious that 2022 is going to be a BIG YEAR for Georgia Gun Owners!
That’s why I am writing you today.
I have to make some difficult choices on where Georgia Gun Owners will be focusing our time and money in 2022. And since this has always been a member-driven organization, I am asking for your advice on how you want us to proceed.
That’s why I have prepared your 2022 Georgia Gun Owners Membership Ballot, to hear from you, firsthand. I’m counting on you to read this and then sign and return your ballot FAST!
The truth is that without a quick infusion of funds from GGO members, we may have to sit out some of these fights.
Right now, we simply don’t have the budget to keep the heat on Georgia’s Congressional delegation, finish the Constitutional Carry fight, push the Second Amendment Preservation Act, and expose gun grabbers during the mid-terms.
At the same time, the thought of having to ignore ANY of these fights makes me sick, as they are all important.
One thing is clear, the first of Joe Biden’s Executive Orders attacking our gun rights is set to take effect very soon. In fact, they may be in place by February!
The first of these orders would make CRIMINALS out of Georgians who have a pistol brace, a very common accessory that makes it easier for gun owners to control their firearms.
Biden’s other Executive Order would make it a FELONY to possess an unregistered 80% lower-styled firearm. These homemade firearms are very popular and allow gun owners to build guns in their own homes without needing to get serial numbers for them.
The idea that Georgians should go to prison for owning either of these items is absurd. But the idea that Joe Biden is trying to make Georgia cops enforce this garbage is enraging.
That’s why Georgia Gun Owners is leading the fight for the Second Amendment Preservation Act (aka SAPA) in Atlanta.
SAPA law requires Georgia cops to enforce Georgia laws when it comes to firearms, ammunition, and accessories. In other words, Georgia cops would be forbidden to enforce federal laws, treaties, or Executive Orders that deal with our gun rights.
The reality that the federal government doesn’t want to acknowledge is that they depend — almost entirely — on state and local agencies to enforce federal laws and regulations.
So if the State of Georgia asserts its sovereignty and tells Biden that we will not let our cops enforce his gun control agenda — whether it’s new laws or Executive Orders — they will go largely unenforced here in Georgia!
And if Atlanta or another liberal city orders their police department to violate SAPA law and enforce federal gun control laws anyway, this legislation would allow guns owners to take that department into civil court for damages!
This isn’t just a theory. SAPA is already on the books and defending gun owners in Missouri after their legislature passed it last session. Sure, Biden’s Department of InJustice tried to overturn the law in court — but they were soundly rejected.
That’s because the Supreme Court has always upheld the states’ right to refuse to enforce federal laws they disagree with and do what’s in the best interest of their own citizens. The Missouri ruling was just the latest affirmation of this.
And while the Left foams at the mouth at the mere mention of SAPA, never forget that this is exactly what they did when President Trump tried to deport violent illegal aliens out of our country. They refused to comply. Now it’s our turn.
But passing SAPA is going to be a fight. In fact, we’re already receiving push back from moderates in Atlanta over this legislation!
But at the same time, 2022 may finally be the year that Georgia joins the growing list of states that have passed Constitutional Carry law!
As you know, Constitutional Carry law would allow law abiding Georgians can carry a firearm for self-defense without having to pay a fee or add their names to a government database like some sort of sex offender!
And despite what the media and anti-gun politicians claim, Constitutional Carry does not raise crime rates. Instead, just like America saw when ‘Shall Issue’ swept the country in the 1990’s, allowing more good people to carry guns REDUCES CRIME.
And to be clear, Constitutional Carry doesn’t do away with Georgia’s current ‘Shall Issue’ permit process. It simply makes it optional for law abiding gun owners.
With twenty-one states now having Constitutional Carry on the books, and with four more states likely to pass it this year, the debate over the impact of this law is settled.
The only question now is whether or not Brian Kemp will keep his promise to gun owners and work with the legislature to finally pass Constitutional Carry this year — or get devoured by gun owners in his upcoming primary.
Whatever your thoughts are on David Purdue, it’s obvious that his entrance into this race (along with an endorsement from President Trump) means that Brian Kemp is going to try to do everything he can to try to get gun owners on his side.
But that doesn’t mean this is going to be easy.
Speaker of the House, David Ralston and plenty of moderates in the legislature have been blocking this bill for years. So Georgia Gun Owners will have to run a full program of digital ads, radio ads, direct mail, and texting campaigns to keep the pressure on HIGH in Atlanta.
Georgia’s demographics are changing fast; we all know it. We need to finish this fight now, while we have the votes in Atlanta, before it’s too late.
But we’re also going to be facing one hell of a fight in Washington, D.C. this year, too.
As I said earlier, the leftist machine that is running Joe Biden in D.C. knows that they are likely going to lose control of the House, Senate or both when ‘We the People’ head to the polls next year. So they are going ‘all in’ on gun control.
And while there are plenty of bills that Biden and Pelosi would like to pass, there are two bills at the absolute top of their list because of the devastating harm they would do.
First is H.R. 8, the ‘Universal Background Check’ legislation that has already passed the House and that would require gun owners to obtain government permission each time they try to buy a firearm.
The real reason why Biden and Pelosi want to pass H.R. 8 is to give the federal government a list of every gun owner in America, while making felons out of Americans who don’t comply.
Second is H.R. 2377, the massive ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ bill that would enact New York-style gun confiscation laws across the country, empowering liberal judges to disarm Americans who have never set foot in court, let alone been convicted of a crime.
What makes both of these bills so dangerous (besides the harm they would do to our gun rights) is the fact that a growing number of Republicans are already supporting BOTH OF THEM!
When Nancy Pelosi passed H.R. 8 out of the House, a dozen Republicans joined her in voting for this garbage. And over the last two years, Republican Senators like Rob Portman, Pat Toomey, Lindsay Graham, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney and others have come out in support of a national registry of gun owners!
And while Nancy Pelosi is leading the charge for ‘Red Flag’ laws in the House, in the Senate, Republican Marco Rubio is the LEAD SPONSOR on ‘Red Flag’ legislation and over a half-dozen other Republicans have already come out in support of the idea.
So while we have held the line against these bills in the Senate so far, you can bet that these RINO traitors will be lining up to betray us if we have a mass shooting incident anywhere in America this year.
But it’s also crucial that Georgia Gun Owners is in a position to hammer on the records of gun-grabbers during the critical midterm elections that will be here before we know it.
Georgia Gun Owners’ efforts to expose the records of the politicians who want to disarm us in Atlanta have become the stuff of legend over the years. And make no mistake, we intend to do that again this year.
But of course, with Stacey Abrams officially running for Governor, GGO needs to do everything in our power to make sure every gun owner in the state knows the truth about her record!
You see, most Democrats in Atlanta are anti-gun. But Stacey Abrams HATES gun owners and she HATES the Second Amendment.
As Governor, Abrams would do everything she could to repeal Georgia’s Stand-Your-Ground law and then immediately work to ban our AR-15’s, institute a statewide gun registry, and pass ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ to allow judges to confiscate our guns!
In 2018, Georgia Gun Owners spent over $100,000 exposing Stacey Abrams. But this year, with so many new gun owners here in Georgia, GGO is going to have to run an even larger program.
But we’re going to need help to put this plan into motion.
I’m sure you can see why I’m so torn. Each of these fights deserves our full attention. But I have to be realistic. And right now, I just can’t engage in all four of these fights.
That’s why I’m counting on you to please fill out your Georgia Gun Owners’ Member Ballot and tell me where to focus the resources that we have.
Of course, when you do so, you’ll notice that I have included another option on your membership ballot — an option that we haven’t talked about yet because it’s just not possible without a major influx of funds.
Nevertheless, it’s the option that I am secretly hoping you will choose. And that’s OPTION #5: “FIGHT EVERYWHERE! FINISH THE FIGHT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY, PUSH FOR SAPA, DEFEAT BIDEN’S GUN CONTROL AND EXPOSE GUN-GRABBERS IN THE FALL! DO IT ALL!
To be clear, if you select Option 5, I need you to dig deep and include the most generous donation that you possibly can help GGO put this plan into action.
We simply can’t afford to run these programs simultaneously without it. In fact, without considerable help from gun owners like you, running even TWO of these programs at the scale they would need to be run will be very tough.
But everything is on the line in 2022.
And if we just sit back and hope for the best, we are very likely going to see sweeping gun control pass into law in D.C. and have nothing standing in between gun owners and the Executive Orders that Biden’s handlers are implementing.
But if we stand together, we can secure our freedoms here in Georgia, shut down the biggest attack gun owners have ever seen coming out of D.C., and then SEND A MESSAGE in November!
I know that’s a lot. But you’ve seen the incredible impact your donations have had in the past. And with everything we’re facing this year, we are counting on you more than ever!
Whatever you do, please act fast as the legislature (and Congress) is reconvening in just days! I need to hear from you RIGHT AWAY!
Georgia Gun Owners
P.S. The 2022 legislative session begins here in Atlanta — and in Washington D.C. — in just days and I have to make some very difficult decisions about where to focus our resources and our time this session.
2022 may be the year when we finally make Georgia a Constitutional Carry state! But we also need to push for the Second Amendment Preservation Act to defang Biden’s Executive Orders.
At the same time, the threat of federal gun control is heating up, and the critical 2022 elections are right around the corner!
I need to know what YOU want Georgia Gun Owners to focus on in 2022. So please complete your Member Ballot right away.