All eyes on Georgia battle to control U.S. Senate

The image of anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer with his quote is being used to stir conservative Georgia voters to re-elect Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. (Screen snip, YouTube, Purdue advertisement)

Perennial anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is seen repeatedly in advertisements declaring that Democrats must “first take Georgia” and then “change America,” but increasingly conservatives and especially gun owners are working hard to make sure Georgia re-elects two Republicans to the U.S. Senate as a firewall against an incoming Biden administration and a Democrat-controlled House.

President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, are openly hostile to the Second Amendment. Their plans would turn the right to keep and bear arms into a government-regulated privilege.

They are leading the effort to elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, replacing incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

Anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety is begging for money to help put Ossoff and Warnock over the top, calling them “gun sense candidates.” That translates to gun control extremists in the view of Second Amendment activists, and Ossoff in particular hasn’t done anything to water that down.

On his website, he declares:

  • “I support universal criminal history checks for gun purchases, red flag laws to protect family members and domestic partners concerned about the mental health of their loved ones, and closing the gun show loophole.
  • “I support a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles (“assault weapons”) and high-capacity magazines to the general public.
  • “Americans who would purchase high-powered weapons derived from modern military technology should be required to demonstrate high qualification and compelling specific needs.”

Warnock, late in 2016, according to the Washington Free Beacon, declared that Americans should “repent” for supporting Donald Trump.

A column at AmmoLand News openly wonders what sort of “penance” Warnock wants from gun owners. That challenge is reinforced by the message from Everytown.

“Now more than ever,” Everytown says in an email blast to supporters. “we need leaders like Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to defeat NRA-backed politicians, take on the gun lobby, and fight for common-sense gun safety measures.”

If they can win it would give the incoming Biden team an opportunity to ram through any measures they want, from gun control to tax hikes. A new Rasmussen poll shows a majority of likely voters think Biden will push for higher taxes and bigger government. According to Rasmussen 69 percent foresee “say a more active government with more services and higher taxes.”

“Only 16% believe Biden is more likely to deliver a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes,” Rasmussen said.

President Donald Trump continues his challenge of the Nov. 3 election results. But the doors seem to be closing on any likelihood he will be successful. Allegations of vote fraud and “irregularities” haven’t been accompanied by much evidence other than signed affidavits and it appears the courts want more concrete evidence.

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So the battleground is Georgia and the fight is to maintain a GOP majority in the Senate to prevent Biden from carrying his agenda too far. If Republicans can win in Georgia, they will have a slim 52-48 majority, meaning they will control committee assignments and chairs. That’s why the Jan. 5 Georgia election is critical, say conservatives.

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