Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Calls for Semi-automatic Ban

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Stacey Abrams
Stacey Abrams

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)-  During a recent segment on ABC’s The View, Stacey Abrams reiterated her support for a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.

During an interview with the candidate, host Meghan McCain, daughter of longtime U.S. Senator John McCain, asked Abrams,

You have been endorsed by Everytown, which is an anti-gun organization. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group as well. You say you are proud to have an ‘F’ rating from the NRA. Michael Bloomberg and others like him, in the wake of what happened in Pittsburgh, support taking away the AR-15, which is the most popular rifle in America, away from people.

Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?

After contending that she is not “anti-gun,” Abrams responded with a decidedly anti-gun statement.

Abrams expressed her support for criminalizing the private transfer of firearms and for a mandatory three-day waiting period. Abrams went on to mischaracterize commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, stating, “I do not believe that weapons of mass destruction, like the AR-15, belong in civilian hands.”

McCain continued to press Abrams, asking, “I assume that by banning it you would be rounding them up. It’s the most popular gun in America… Would we be rounding them up from civilians in Georgia that own it?”

Abrams refused to answer the confiscation question directly, instead embarking on a non sequitur about her purported support for the Second Amendment.

McCain’s questions were an important means of eliciting Abrams’s radical anti-gun positions for the benefit of The View’s audience, but ultimately unnecessary to determine Abrams’s policy positions.

In 2016, as a member of the Georgia House of Representative, Abrams sponsored legislation to ban and confiscate commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.

The Abrams-supported House Bill 731 would have defined several common models of firearms by name and semi-automatic rifles (including a standard configuration AR-15), handguns, and shotguns with certain features as “assault weapons.” The legislation stated that “No person shall possess, distribute, transport, transfer, or sell any assault weapon.” The bill also defined “large capacity magazine” as one that is capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition and prohibited possession of such magazines.

In order to enforce the gun and magazine ban, the legislation provided,

any person who possesses any assault weapon or large capacity magazine on July 1, 2016, shall have until October 31, 2016, to accomplish any of the following actions without any prosecution under the law:

(1)Modify such assault weapon or large capacity magazine to render it permanently inoperable or such that it is no longer an assault weapon or large capacity magazine; or

(2) Surrender such assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for destruction pursuant to this part.

The bill also included the following language,

Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shall seize and take possession of any assault weapon, large capacity magazine… as provided for under Code Section 35-3-8. Any such assault weapon, large capacity magazine… taken by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shall be destroyed, and a record of such destruction shall be maintained by such bureau.

Following McCain’s dogged questioning of Abrams, several anti-gun news outlets tried to spin the encounter as some sort of victory for the candidate. However, Abrams’s repeated desperate and fraudulent assertions about her support for the Second Amendment give away the game. It’s clear from Abrams’s own efforts to distract from her well-documented anti-gun record that anything that brings attention to her fanatical positions is a detriment to her candidacy.


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    Her stated position should render her unelectable. Since I neither live nor do I vote in Georgia, I will leave suitable acation to Georgians. By the way, Iam far from being enamored of/by the AR-15 type rifle.

    Michael
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    Michael

    Anyone who demands that you defend your home and family with a single shot weapon, knowing that criminals will attack you with 100 round mags if they have them, does not have your best interest at heart!

    Douglas Kuykendall
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    Douglas Kuykendall

    Yea there stands black kitty cats with ar’s in their hands.Never heard her condemning them,but one David Duke said he is voting for Trump an the Left has a shit fit.Just goes to show

    randy herst
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    randy herst

    Lesson in 2nd Amendment law, for the education of Abrams and others. You claim that you believe in the 2nd Amendment, yet you ignorantly or deceptively intend to ban one entire class of firearms that were exactly what the 2nd Amendment was written to protect. Those are the firearms of general citizen usage and in widespread possession by the citizens, because when they are called upon in a domestic disturbance or foreign invasion of the U.S., the citizens were expected to report for duty with their own firearms that were suitable for military usage….in other words, the recent generation of… Read more »

    Jim Hovater
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    Jim Hovater

    Will her armed thugs, the New Black Panther Party, surrender theirs?

    Robert J. Lucas
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    Robert J. Lucas

    Another Self appointed Elitist/Authoritarian… Time to quote various authors on this subject! Hoplophobia Hoplophobia is a political neologism coined by retired American military officer Jeff Cooper as a pejorative to describe an “irrational aversion to weapons.” It is also used to describe the “fear of firearms” or the “fear of armed citizens.” HOPLOPHOBIA. (1966) From the Greek___(weapon) plus __ (terror). An unreasoning, obsessive neurotic fear of weapons as such, usually accompanied by an irrational feeling that weapons possess a will or consciousness for evil, apart from the will of their user. Not equivalent to normal apprehension in the presence of… Read more »

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    Some stereotypes are self perpetuating.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    She is not qualified to be the local dog catcher let alone Governor. She is so stupid she thinks she is smart. Onk!

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    Yeah but Oprah says she’s the greatest, and if you voter for her you will get a nice parting gift.

    Herb
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    Herb

    Black Panthers are telling people in her town to vote for her . What do they have in their hands ?

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    Georgians had better get out and vote to keep this loon out of office.

    James Andrews
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    James Andrews

    Exactly….

    Scott Darland
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    Scott Darland

    Is this the moron who cannot pay back her student loans,taxes credit card debt,DUH.I also believe she is backed by OPIE WINEFREE!Come on people!Send this dumdum down the road!

    Michael
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    Michael

    Someone needs to tell that moron that if she manages to ban civilians from owning semi-automatic guns, then the police can’t have them either, because they are civilians!

    pieslapper
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    pieslapper

    From the same woman that said ‘We don’t need agricultural, we can buy food in stores’.

    Pistol Pete
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    Pistol Pete

    What an idiot

    Oldvet
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    Oldvet

    Went to the same public school as the one in commiefornia that said hunting should be banned , if people want meat to eat they should just go to the store and buy it so no animals were harmed .

    3manfan
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    3manfan

    Rrrrrrright…..because Chickens come from Publix.
    (so said my 8 yr old neighbor years ago)

    TaterSalad
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    TaterSalad

    A mother of three in South Carolina said she used her firearm to protect her family when a stranger tried to enter her house. This is when your 2nd. Amendment is needed and produces the correct “results”!

    https://www.foxcarolina.com/i-would-ve-killed-him-if-i-had-to-mother/article_c7cda65b-e84e-5238-830d-dff2e796e138.html .

    m.
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    m.

    put it where the moon does not shine, candidate(s)

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @m, What is the “it” that is getting put in the basement? ‘Cause if the “it” is candidates, I have enough in my basement.