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Monthly Archives: July 2016 Georgia vs. Washington: The Second Amendment 7:36 pm

The right of Americans to keep and bear arms is enshrined in both the federal and state Constitutions and is a bedrock of the liberty we enjoy as Americans.

Here in Georgia, we take this right seriously. As Lieutenant Governor, I’ve worked tirelessly to expand the ability of law abiding Georgians to protect themselves and their families. I’ve supported legislation loosening existing Georgia rules on where and how our citizens can lawfully carry firearms.

And I’ve been a vocal supporter of relocating gun manufacturers to Georgia and away from liberal states, creating jobs for our citizens here.

However, liberals in Washington seem to have a very different opinion of the 2nd Amendment. They continue to look for new ways to prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing a firearm, despite the fact that not a single one of their recommendations does anything to stop criminals already intent on breaking the law.

Just recently, Democrats in Congress – along with several anti-gun Republicans – attempted to exploit the recent tragedy in Orlando by passing sweeping gun control bills to deny gun purchases to thousands of Americans without due process.

As your Lieutenant Governor, I pledge to continue to support your right to keep and bear arms and will stand with my fellow Georgians against any unconstitutional actions out of Washington.

Georgia most tax-friendly state for retirees 7:02 pm

Anyone nearing the end of their working years will tell you the importance of saving and preparing for retirement – and how scary the prospect can seem.

That’s why, in Georgia, we’ve worked to cut taxes for all Georgians, including retirees.

And our work is paying off: According to a new report from Kiplinger magazine, Georgia has been recognized as the number one most tax-friendly state for retirees.

I’m proud of the work we’ve done to make Georgia the best place to live and raise a family – and now, to retire.

Keep Faith in Sports 1:38 pm

Last year, I – along with folks across our state – was shocked and outraged at the news of a Georgia high school athlete being disqualified from competition for wearing a headband with a Bible verse written on it.

It is simply unacceptable for organizations like the Georgia High School Association that receive public funds to discriminate against students who are expressing sincere religious beliefs in a way that is protected by state and federal constitutional law.

That’s why I was proud to have supported Senate Bill 309, which goes into effect as law today.

Senate Bill 309 simply states that high schools receiving state funding cannot participate in an athletic association that prohibits religious expression on students’ clothing.

This legislation ensures that our student athletes are protected from discrimination on religious grounds.

I’m proud of the work we’ve done to protect Georgia’s student athletes.