During a radio interview this reporter conducted with Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn for Sirius XM, Nunn said she had no plans to discuss her views on gun show background checks at any gun shows in Georgia this week.
“I don’t think I’ll be doing that. I have a full campaign schedule. I have talked about the fact that I’m a believer in the Second Amendment. I have a 10-yr old son who is trying to get me to get him a gun to go hunting with his grandmother, but I also believe that we should have universal background checks for protecting– keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists and those who are mentally unstable,” she said.
What about her support from former Mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg? Bloomberg, co-founder of the gun control organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has donated $5,200, the maximum amount permitted by an individual donor.
“I ‘ve been very clear about my position on guns and the Second Amendment,” Nunn said in response to those who have pointed to Bloomberg’s backing her campaign.
Bloomberg gave an additional $350,000 to a Super PAC that is backing Nunn as well, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Bloomberg previously urged New York donors to not give campaign money to Democratic Senators who voted against a plan to expand background checks on gun purchasers.
The Second Amendment issue is literally heating up at the polls. A Georgia man in Douglas County was asked to remove is NRA hat on Wednesday morning when he went to the voting booth to cast an early vote. According to WXIA, the man was told he would be unable to vote as long as he wore his NRA Instructor hat.
In response to the incident, Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett issued the following statement:
“Gun ownership is a constitutional right that Georgians – regardless of Party affiliation – support, promote, and work hard to protect. We stand with Mr. Cobb and support his right to vote wearing the letters of an organization whose sole mission is to protect our Second Amendment rights. We encourage Georgia voters on the right, left, and center to join us.”