Gun Control Advocate Comes Up With Big Win

A woman who has been key to Everytown’s campaigns for the past half-decade won the Democratic primary this week for a chance to represent Georgia in the U.S. House.

Lucy McBath, whose son, Jordan Davis, was a victim in a high-profile murder in 2012, has spent the past five years as Faith and Outreach Leader for Moms Demand Action, and as a leader of Everytown’s Survivor Network. She narrowly edged out fellow Democrat Kevin Abel in the primary for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on Tuesday, picking up just over 53 percent of the vote. McBath is now set to run against Republican incumbent Karen Handel this Fall, who last year picked up the endorsement of both the National Rifle Association and President Donald Trump.

“Georgia voters who value public safety now face a stark choice: Lucy McBath, who has devoted her life to ending gun violence, or Karen Handel, who previously earned the NRA’s toxic endorsement,” said Everytown President John Feinblatt in a statement. “Everytown is proud to stand with Lucy, whose heroic fight to fix our nation’s broken gun laws began with the senseless shooting of her son and who will soon be headed to the halls of Congress.”

The gun control group, bankrolled in large part by billionaire former New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg, said in a release Tuesday that they have poured $1.2 million into McBath’s campaign so far, spread across television, digital, mail and radio advertisements — which would amount to all of her reported outside spending. The spots highlighted the mourning mother’s path to become an advocate for tougher gun policies and her promise to take on the NRA in Washington if elected.

From Capitol Hill, the activist-turned-candidate has received the warm endorsement from some of the loudest voices for gun control in Washington, including Illinois Sen. Robin Kelly, fellow Georgia Democrat John Lewis, and California Sen. Kamala Harris. As part of her platform, McBath, a retired Delta airlines stewardess, said she will, “push for implementing background checks for all firearm purchases; raising the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21 years of age; working to defeat conceal carry reciprocity measures; and introducing legislation to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other criminals.”

Georgia’s 6th District, which represents the northern suburbs of Atlanta, has been reliably Republican since Newt Gingrich won it in 1978 following the retirement of conservative “Dixiecrat” and former staunch segregationist, John Flynt. Handel bested Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive Congressional race in history last year, although she was grossly outspent.

source: guns.com

  • elcue

    Gun laws are not broken. It is the way our children are now taught in schools compared to the 50s and 60s.
    Excessive immigration and illegal infiltration of people set to destroy America from within. The job market has bee greatly affected.The young Americans way of life and future have been greatly affected by these uncontrolled issues.
    It is not gun laws it is Governments failure to take notice and correct these issues. Our current POTUS is the only one trying correct these issues trting to make America better for its citizens.

  • 1josephg1

    Part of the problem is the lack of respect for life itself. Just look at the number of children that are slaughtered every year. I suppose that is guns fault as well. Yet it would be not politically correct to go to our Maker and ask for His help. Shame on America for letting low life liberal scumbags have so much influence on our laws. More liberality the more problems we will have.

  • disqus_rEWjgfyzIp

    If any one thinks taking away law abiding peoples firearms is the answer they are sadly mistaken. It isnt the law abiding folks out shooting people, it is the crooks who dont abide by the law in the first place and will kill with an illegally gotten firearm or other item that is readily available. you also have the people on mind and mood altering drugs that tend to go out and do your mass shootings. the only thing in common that both of those have is they are backed by the democrats. Since the democraps seem to want higher crime that is why they want to disarm the american people as well as easier to rule them. then they wanted HIPAA in place so people on the mind and mood altering drugs that are pushed by big pharm are not placed on the background checks as some one that doesnt need a firearm in the first place.Suggest we skip gun control and go to the source and do democrat control instead.

  • Big Ed

    Bloomberg came to Colorado and convinced the legislature to pass a bunch of new gun control laws. When the deed was done, the citizens of Colorado were so angry that they called for a recall election for two Democrat Senators. Both Senators were recalled and replaced by Republicans. The Colorado Senate has been majority Republican since that time. Bloomberg and the Democrats won a Pyrrhic victory-at the time the Democrats had a majority in the House, the Senate and the Governor’s Office. The citizens of Colorado apparently saw no problem in allowing the Democrats to own all of Colorado, until the Democrats showed their real colors and decided the time was ripe to do some gun control damage. It backfired.

  • dittybop

    So their choice is between an American who believes in the Constitution, and a liberal, anti-gun, soros/bloomberg socialist who wants only the elite and government to be armed, oops I forgot, criminals will also be armed! Hell of a choice, Georgia!

  • Joseph Morgan

    Guns are not the problem. The problem is PEOPLE, NO respect, NO responsibility. NO courts punishing the criminal element, liberal socialist running rampant and demanding that they be supported by the taxpaying citizens, communist demo-rats who want this country to turn into a third world s++thole (see califonication, LA & SF). Liberal judges who make laws from the bench (which is against the Constitution) and let the CRYBABIES get away with their S++T. And now on top of all the inner strife there is the muslins who are telling the US to screw themselves, that they will not assimilate but kill us all. The 2nd Amendment was formed to help the citizens from ever being controlled by greedy politicians. STOP THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ENFORCE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS, IF THE POLICE ARE ALLOWED BY THE SCUMBAG JUDGES AND POLITICIANS.

  • Juanito Ibañez

    “A woman who has been key to Everytown’s campaigns for the past half-decade won the Democratic primary this week for a chance to represent Georgia in the U.S. House.”

    Well, seeing as how in 2016 the Republican won the district 61.7% (201,088 votes) to the Democrat’s 38.3% (124,917 votes), and even in the special, “off-year” election held in 2017 to replace incumbent Tom Price after he was appointed by President Trump as his new Secretary of Health and Human Services it was 51.78% Republican to 48.22% Democrat, she’s not assured of a win in November.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    The problem with “gun violence” isn’t guns it’s violence,
    The problem with Democrats is that they concentrate on guns and ignore violence.

  • Mac Daddy

    Gee seeing Bloomberg’s name for gun grabbing control what a shock. Never tell me that the rich don’t control the Socialist/Communist Democratic party. If they can’t win legally they will buy their Dictatorship & these no nothing Liberals will all have to go to the Crying Closet. Because once Dictators get their way all the Amendments will go by the way side & only the rich Fat Cat Liberal party will tell everyone what to do. See & when this happens the Middle-Class that made this country strong & protected it will already been done away with by Heir Bloomberg & his cronies thus leaving the Liberals too fend for themselves just as so many Dictators before them. LOL “Life Is A Bitch & Then You Die” & “Karma Is A Bitch Ain’t It”

  • Bernie

    And all this time I thought murder was illegal!
    Isn’t THAT the ultimate “gun control” law? I guess not, dumb left-wing idiots!

  • GRA

    Just what we need … another bleeding-heart liberal CUNT to go in the guvmint and cause problems. I sincerely hope she doesn’t last very long. All these stupid bitches are is an over-emotional extension of the communist party.

  • Patrick Feeney

    Lucy McBath wants to take guns away from decent, honest citizens. The criminals will still have their guns. The citizens will be defenseless!

    • rivahmitch

      The only citizens who will be defenseless are those who choose to be. Those who are unwilling to kill and die to preserve their unalienable rights, liberties and property will inevitably and deservedly lose them. Semper Fi!!

  • Front Sight

    You can’t legislate “STUPID” away. You can’t shame a group that has no conscience. These scumbag SNOWFLAKEs weren’t paying attention; because, under Obama, they were too broke to pay attention. They aren’t working under POTUS Trump; because, the college graduates have degrees in Liberal Social Science, no training , except walking out of class o protest something, to earn a living, and want Journeyman’s wages to start. The train has left the station with no paying passengers.

  • Sarge

    You wanna stop the violence ? Then find out why the police can’t stop the gangs and start arming Americans citizens who are willing to do so.

  • Stan

    There is nothing Toxic about an NRA endorsement. The 2nd Amendment is one of the corner stones of all of our Civil Liberties. Lucy McBath will take a bath in the November election. We are not going to surrender our 2nd Amendment rights to the Communist Left! Period! I proudly stand with the NRA and President Trump. Every veteran that fought and died defending our nation and our Constitution fought for the freedom and individual power represented in the 2nd Amendment. The first thing Joseph Stalin did when he seized power in Russia was to strip citizens of their weapons. This hold true with Hitler, Tung, Castro, Chavez, and every other Socialist, Communist, or dictatorship throughout history. This is why the Left only believes in the history of Now. Keep people uninformed and in the dark and you can lead them right over the cliff. Not here, not Georgia, and not the USA. Not now, not tomorrow!

  • John R. Bloxson Jr.

    These gun control activist are part of the Problem not the solution they blame the innocent 99.7% gun owners for the evil done by those .03% who for the most part thumb their noses at the Laws. To these true Idiot anti gun fanatics there is no diferance between the innocent Gun owners and the Criminal gun user. These Psychophants can’t understand that 3,000,000 times last year good guy Gun owners stopped crimes. No Gun Control laws in any of the States would have stopped the Mass shootings, 9 of which were during the Most Antigun Presidency of Barrack Hussein Obama.

  • Ulla Camp

    we do not need to set the age back unless you do it to everything else as well, which would mean they can NO longer vote, nor would they be able to sign any legal binding papers or go into the service until they are 21…By setting the gun-buying age to 21 it means that NOBODY should be holding a gun in their hands before that age, which means that they BETTER NOT go into the Military before then, since they would not be able to do much………I am so sorry about your son, but you are thinking with your emotions on your sleeve, and that is NOT rationally, neither is it wise……….PLEASE rethink what you want to do and see, since I can promise you ONE thing that is that the CRIMINALS WILL always have a way of getting their GUNS (it is called BLACK_MARKET)………

  • marcus J

    Lucy McBath , I will remember that Name , Deranged ,Delusional Liberal Lefty Lunatic Activist , The Older Female version of David Heinrich Himmler Hogg , The Domestic Enemy of my Country , I hope the Folks in George will not make that mistake

  • L Cavendish

    they are all for gun control…35,000 deaths…21,000 suicides
    also for abortion…600,000+ deaths…a MUCH larger number…