Early voting commenced Monday morning in the special U.S. Senate elections in Georgia, which will be one of the closest—and closely monitored—elections in history because control of the Senate and, some argue, the future of the Second Amendment is at stake.
If far-left Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff unseat Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the Senate will have a 50-50 split between the two parties, to be broken by Kamala Harris. High on the list of priorities for the incoming administration—which many are calling illegitimate on social media as Monday marks the Electoral College vote—is gun control. The importance is not lost on readers of AmmoLand News, which ran a story on Biden’s reported anti-gun priorities that has garnered thousands of visits and more than 200 reader comments.
According to The Guardian, the election is “likely to be decided by a thin margin.” The story quotes one voter who told a reporter, “We really believe this (2020) election was crooked. I won’t (vote) next time unless they give us a clean election with paper ballots, IDs and fingerprints.”
CNN reported Monday that “all eyes are on Georgia” and for good reason. Georgia is one of the key states where the election outcome was contested.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that more than 1 million voters had requested mail-in ballots for the special Jan. 5 election, and already some 200,000 voters have returned their ballots.
President Donald Trump still maintains the election was stolen, contending the courts lack the courage to allow his legal team to present its case.
Biden’s gun control agenda has been spelled out for months at his website. There is no mystery about what he wants, and a Senate under Democrat control could make it all happen, provided no Democrats jump ship. His plan to end “the gun violence epidemic” incudes a “buy-back” of so-called “assault rifles,” plus changing their status to the same as machine guns with a required $200 tax for every rifle and every magazine holding more than 10 rounds. There would be a one-gun-per-month purchasing restriction, and permits would be required before buying a firearm.
Allegations of vote fraud and other irregularities will likely make this election the most scrupulously watched in memory. If both Perdue and Loeffler retain their seats, the Senate will be controlled by Republicans and serve as a barrier to passage of Biden’s plan, which Second Amendment activists say is extreme.