Brian Kemp Silent as Major Atlanta Music Festival Cancels Due to his Dangerous Gun Agenda
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “The cancellation is a major blow to the city of Atlanta’s tourism trade”
24 hours after Rolling Stone initially reported that “Georgia gun laws are to blame for the cancellation of the 2022 Music Midtown festival in Atlanta,” which would be a major loss for the local economy, businesses and workers, Brian Kemp is still staying silent. Kemp has declined every request for comment on the situation, as Georgians express outrage and frustration at Kemp’s radical gun agenda.
The festival began in 1994 and last year topped 50,000 attendees. Its cancellation is “a major blow to the city of Atlanta’s tourism trade and the city’s mystique as a music mecca,” and will cost Georgia’s economy $50 million.
Kemp has a long record of promoting dangerous gun laws. Even as crime in Georgia has seen a drastic spike during his time in office, Kemp doubled down on his anti-public safety policies; he signed a dangerous criminal carry law that was opposed by law enforcement officers because it makes it easier for criminals to carry loaded handguns in public. One colonel from Bibb County said of the bill, “I think it would probably cause an increase in gun crimes.”
“Brian Kemp ignored warnings from law enforcement that his dangerous criminal carry bill would make Georgia less safe,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Now, he’s staying silent as his radical gun agenda hurts Georgia’s economy, businesses, and workers. Kemp owes Georgia families answers on why he’s doubled down on dangerous policies that endanger Georgians’ lives and the state’s economy.”