Gun rights organizations are reportedly “pouring millions of dollars in outside spending” as the Jan. 5 special runoff election for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia are up for grabs, according to CNBC.
The election is critical to determine which party will control the U.S. Senate. If Republicans can retain a thin majority, they can serve as a barrier to Joe Biden’s gun control plan. If Democrats capture those seats, it results in a 50-50 split that will always be decided in the Democrats’’ favor by Kamala Harris, who will serve as president of the Senate.
Second Amendment groups are alarmed about Democrat Joe Biden’s gun control plans, spelled out months ago here.
According to CNBC, “Since Nov. 15, the NRA’s political arm has spent more than $2.2 million in independent expenditures such as billboards, ads, postcards, texting and canvassing.” Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are being challenged by far-left Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
Additionally, Gun Owners of America has spent more than $126,000 on advertising supporting the Republicans, while the Gun Rights America—described as the “super PAC” of the National Association for Gun Rights, has sent more than $22,000. Another PAC called God, Guns & Live has reportedly spent $36,000 to support the Republicans.
NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter told CNBC the organization plans to spend more in an effort to help retain the Republican majority.
CNBC reported that the anti-gun Brady PAC “and other gun control groups Giffords, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are set to host a virtual rally” today (Dec. 18). They hope to raise $100,000 for the Georgia Senate Victory Fund.
Biden’s gun control scheme includes a one-gun-a-month restriction, a requirement for licensing in order to buy a firearm, bans on so-called “assault rifles” and “high capacity magazines,” and a proposal for “smart gun” technology. If Perdue and Loeffler retain their Senate seats, Biden’s gun control plan is likely dead on arrival, and it may have some problems in the House despite Democrat control, because their majority shrank dramatically last month with Republicans including several conservative women picking up 11 seats.
With all of this at stake, conservatives—especially gun owners—are determined to hold the line and prevent total Democrat control on Capitol Hill.