Desperate to Hide His Terrible Record, Brian Kemp Makes No Mention of Guns in School Safety Speech
Brian Kemp is scrambling to cover up his horrible record on gun violence, recently giving a school safety speech that made no mention of firearms, despite the recent string of tragic mass shootings.
Kemp has offered empty rhetoric, saying shooting like the one in Uvalde, Texas, “is one of my heaviest concerns” — but rather than making schoolchildren safer from shootings, Kemp has doubled down on his dangerous criminal carry bill.
The bill makes it easier for criminals to carry loaded, concealed guns without a permit. The dangerous law has received widespread pushback from law enforcement, and FOX 5 Atlanta recently reported the law is preventing airport law enforcement officers from detaining people with a firearm in their carry-on luggage, confiscating weapons, or issuing fines.
Kemp’s record on guns also includes pointing and cocking a gun at a teenager in a campaign ad. The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence wrote that the ad “delivers a message perpetuating domestic violence and misogyny while modeling egregiously unsafe behavior.”
Even members of Kemp’s own party are distancing themselves from his gun extremism — including the Lieutenant Governor, who defied Kemp to call for action on gun safety.
DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton said: “It’s not surprising that Brian Kemp’s so-called school safety plan doesn’t mention guns because his own failed record includes pointing a gun at a teenager and making it easier for criminals to carry hidden guns. It’s time for Kemp to explain why he’s all-in on a dangerous agenda that makes Georgians less safe.”