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GeorgiaCarry.Org, the largest Georgia based Second Amendment rights organization, has endorsed David Shafer for Lieutenant Governor.

“As a Senator, David Shafer fought to protect our individual Second Amendment right to self defense,” said Jerry Henry, Executive Director of GeorgiaCarry.Org.  “We proudly endorse him for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia.”

GeorgiaCarry.org was founded in 2007 and is the largest Georgia based Second Amendment rights organization.

“I am grateful for the endorsement and support ofGeorgiaCarry.org,” said Shafer. “I am proud of my record in defense of our Second Amendment rights.”

Shafer has also been endorsed by the National Rifle Association‎.

Shafer will be on the Republican ballot on May 22.

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  1. What we need are much saner laws concerning firearms
    By George Wilson
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. | According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research organization, it reckons that so far this year guns have killed 4,764 Americans, including 873 teenagers—and 196 children. Every day 109 Americans die from guns. Other advanced industrialized countries show us solutions everyday to this grave problem.
    Furthermore, we can see what a democratic country like New Zealand does after a terrorist attack on Christchurch. They voted immediately to eliminate assault rifles, a measure that passed in about four weeks. This was record time in their parliament of 120 members, with only one opposed.
    Any attempt to control firearms is something that our state and national representatives are afraid to do, even though most American citizens, according to reliable polls, would not object to reasonable solutions. This is also true of many National Rifle Association (NRA) members. Again, the NRA has strayed from its original goals. It is in the iron grip of gun manufacturers and paid lobbyists that feed off membership dues created by fear. This is something some of their members are becoming aware of, as the recent dissension in that organization proves.
    Consequently, we should ban assault weapons, close loopholes that allow domestic abusers to buy guns and prevent the bulk sale of firearms. Accordingly, we need to create a national licensing program. This would require prospective gun-buyers to undergo an extensive background check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, entailing fingerprinting and an interview, to obtain a five-year gun license.
    Moreover, a study from 2015 that shows gun deaths in Connecticut dropped by 40 percent after the state introduced a gun licensing program. Massachusetts, which requires buyers to obtain a permit—a weeks’ long process involving an interview and a background check—has one of the lowest gun death rates in America. In 2016 it had 3.4 gun deaths per 100,000 people. Nearby New Hampshire, where buying a gun is a much simpler process, had 9.4 deaths per 100,000.
    Of course, any comprehensive legislation would have to pass Congress. While the Republican Party remains controlling the Senate, that is unlikely to happen. In March, having taken control of the House, Democrats passed a universal background check bill, the first major gun control bill since 1994. Though such a step is backed by a majority of Americans, it has not gone anywhere in the Senate, controlled by Republicans. If you agree, then let us all work together make these important changes in our gun laws which will make America much safer again.

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