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Congressman Tom Price, now Health Secretary old seat.

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/general/18_candidates_enter_6th_congressional_district_race

Qualifying closed at 1 p.m. today. Eleven Republican candidates â€" David Abroms, Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, Keith Grawert, Bob Gray, Karen Handel, Judson Hill, Amy Kremer, Bruce LeVell, William Llop, Dan Moody, and Kurt Wilson â€" qualified for the seat. Alexander Hernandez and Andre Pollard qualified as Independent candidates. Five Democrats â€" Ragin Edwards, Richard Keatley, Jon Ossoff, Rebecca Quigg, and Ron Slotin â€" also qualified for the seat.

The sixth congressional district covers parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.

To take part in this contest, eligible Georgia citizens must have registered or already be registered to vote on or before March 20, 2017. Advance in-person voting will begin on Monday, March 27, 2017. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. A run-off election, if needed, will be held on June 20, 2017.
 

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From that cast of clowns, you would think the pay and benies were pretty good.
 

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Does anybody know these candidates' positions on gun control or the SEcond Amendment?

How about 18 of us Georgia Packing.Org members volunteer to find out? Pick one candidate and visit the website, read articles about him or her, or just call the candidate and ASK. Whatever it takes.

Do we have 17 more volunteers? I'll be one.
 

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Gunsmoker, which candidate will you pick to research?

I want to help. I actually live in the 6th district, so I am pretty sure the candidates want to interact with me.

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I semi-randomly chose to research Kurt Wilson. He was the last Republican listed. I will research and post back in this thread.
 

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I wrote Kurt the following letter via email:. Found the address on his Facebook page. I know these questions don't cover everything, but I think they will give us enough information to make an informed decision. I intentionally left out any organization names since I am not an official representative of anything.

Note that Kurt is a businessman who is running for his first elected office so there is no voting record to inspect.
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Kurt,

I am a member of a few local 2A rights groups and would like to discover more about your position on gun owner's rights so I can report that information back to our membership. With eighteen candidates vying for the District 6 seat, we had to split up in order to cover everyone. I selected you to research. I am also a voting resident of the 6th district and have a personal interest in who represents me in the US House. I am not a professional or even an amateur journalist. I am not trying to find a "gotcha" excerpt or edit in any of your answers. I promise I will convey your entire answers to my groups, however I reserve the right to add commentary which will be clearly delineated from your answers.

I would like to start by inviting you to tell me your general stance on the Second Amendment and what you think it means today.

I have some specific questions regarding current gun rights issues. I would like your answer to include not only your position, but your reasoning behind those positions. Feel free to write as much as you want in your answers.

What are your thoughts on the "Heller" decision and how Congress can impact that decision.

Georgia is a "shall issue" state. Should all states be "shall issue", "may issue", or continue with the mix we have now? Why?

What is your position on gun-free zones? What specific areas should or should not be off limits to licensed carry permit holders? I am particularly interested in your answers and thoughts regarding government buildings, public parks, college campuses, and public transportation.

What is your position on national carry permit reciprocity?

What is your position on "Constitutional Carry"? By this I mean all persons not prohibited to own a firearm may carry that firearm without a license from the state.

What is your position on the "Hearing Protection Act" and other NFA reform measures?

What do you see as the proper role of the BATFE and other Federal agencies regarding the Second Amendment?

Is there anything else you wish to tell me and our members regarding your position on the Second Amendment and gun rights in general?

I realize these are fairly detailed questions that may require extensive time to answer, but I think they are important issues that will fully convey your thoughts and positions on the Second Amendment.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Sincerely,
Geoff N. Hiten
 

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I sent emails to several of them asking their position on gun control. So far only one has responded and it was a song and dance around the issue.

I support the 2nd Amendment. The constitution clearly protects the rights of law abiding citizens when it comes to gun ownership. I did not put this on the website because it is not an issue that I currently plan on actively working on. Although, I will work to protect citizen's rights when challenges do come up. Hope that answers your question. Do you have any thoughts on the matter you'd care to share with me? I'm always open to discussion.

-Keith

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KEITH J. GRAWERT (R)
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Vote April 18th


He says he supports it but it's "NOT' something on his radar. I doubt he really supports it at all.
 

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I read that last reply as "Yes I want to support 2A rights but I have no idea how". He doesn't know the NFA from the GCA. He couldn't tell you why silencers have a $200 tax stamp and a de-facto nine month waiting period. He couldn't list the prohibitions that make a person prohibited from firearms ownership. He literally doesn't know. But he professes a philosophy that is not hostile and a willingness to listen. Sounds like an opportunity to educate someone at the beginning of their political career. So while I agree that he what we would consider a "real supporter", he could grow into one given the right coaching.
 

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I took it to mean he is disinterested in the issue. Doesn't really want to talk about and would like me to tell him how to answer my question so I would like answer he came up with. Political walk about. A true supporter of the 2A knows where he stands. A lip service supporter of the 2A avoids direct answers.
 

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He says he supports it but it's "NOT' something on his radar. I doubt he really supports it at all.
Yeah, that is a good obuma/hiLIARy answer.

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Keith Grawert ends his message by asking if you (the 2A supporter) have thoughts to share.
I'd give him a few specific ideas about what bills / proposals he should support, and why.
Keep it to 400 words (1 typed page).
 

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Keith Grawert ends his message by asking if you (the 2A supporter) have thoughts to share.
I'd give him a few specific ideas about what bills / proposals he should support, and why.
Keep it to 400 words (1 typed page).
Yeah I could do that. But that is just political speech for "tell me how to answer so you will like it.". I got tired of giving them the answers that best suited the situation many years ago. To his credit he is so far the only one to attempt to even respond.
 

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Judson Hill has been my state senator for a few years now. From what I recall, he has been solid on 2A bills, and I know that he has voted for/supported all of the GeorgiaCarry endorsed measures in recent years. He's a good man, and I'm very inclined to support Judson Hill.
 

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I read that last reply as "Yes I want to support 2A rights but I have no idea how". He doesn't know the NFA from the GCA. He couldn't tell you why silencers have a $200 tax stamp and a de-facto nine month waiting period. He couldn't list the prohibitions that make a person prohibited from firearms ownership. He literally doesn't know. But he professes a philosophy that is not hostile and a willingness to listen. Sounds like an opportunity to educate someone at the beginning of their political career. So while I agree that he what we would consider a "real supporter", he could grow into one given the right coaching.
Buy him lunch and try to nail him down more on specifics. Or get a better feel of his general views. Or educate him with both the desired result and supporting reasons.

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Don't we already know where Karen Handel stands on the Second Amendment? If I recall correctly, she is a staunch ally of ours and favors campus carry.

She also has the best name recognition of the bunch.

If this is all the case, let's dispense with the preliminaries and start strongly supporting her.
 

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Kurt has not replied to my inquiry. Not even to acknowledge it. take from that what you will.

Just received the following reply from Alice Turner, Kurt Wilson's communications director. As promised, I am posting it verbatim.

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Dear Mr. Hiten,

Thank you for reaching our to Kurt Wilson regarding his position on the 2nd Amendment and gun rights. Please find below, answers to your questions in italics. We appreciate your interest in Kurt, and would welcome your support for his candidacy for Congress in the 6th District of Georgia.

Please let me know if I can answer any other questions you may have.

Many thanks again for reaching out.

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What are your thoughts on the "Heller" decision and how Congress can impact that decision.

I support the Heller decision and any initiatives that support strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

Georgia is a "shall issue" state. Should all states be "shall issue", "may issue", or continue with the mix we have now? Why?

I believe these decisions should be made by the states, and according to the 2nd amendment.

What is your position on gun-free zones? What specific areas should or should not be off limits to licensed carry permit holders? I am particularly interested in your answers and thoughts regarding government buildings, public parks, college campuses, and public transportation.

I believe citizens should have the right to carry guns, as indicated in the constitution.

What is your position on national carry permit reciprocity?

This type of program gives the federal government too much access to gun holders. I support all citizens enjoying the freedoms granted by the 2nd Amendment.

What is your position on "Constitutional Carry"? By this I mean all persons not prohibited to own a firearm may carry that firearm without a license from the state.

Again, I believe citizens should enjoy the right to bear arms as spelled out in the 2nd Amendment. I believe the 2nd Amendment gives citizens that right to carry outright.

What is your position on the "Hearing Protection Act" and other NFA reform measures?

I am in favor of less taxes. So tax rebates on silencers is favorable to me.

What do you see as the proper role of the BATFE and other Federal agencies regarding the Second Amendment?

Federal agencies mean a larger bureaucracy, where decisions are made by individuals who aren't elected by citizens and yield too much power. So, it would be best for federal agencies to yield less influence as it relates to citizen gun rights.

Is there anything else you wish to tell me and our members regarding your position on the Second Amendment and gun rights in general?

I am a constitutionalist, and believe in the strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.
 

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Kurt has not replied to my inquiry. Not even to acknowledge it. take from that what you will.

Just received the following reply from Alice Turner, Kurt Wilson's communications director. As promised, I am posting it verbatim.

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I like what I see. Too bad he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell for winning.
 

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I am not quite sure how to interpret his statement. Note questions bolded below. Note-- not my district.

Nemo

Just received the following reply from Alice Turner, Kurt Wilson's communications director. As promised, I am posting it verbatim.

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What are your thoughts on the "Heller" decision and how Congress can impact that decision.

I support the Heller decision and any initiatives that support strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

Strict interpretation of 2A or Strict Scrutiny of limitations on it?

Georgia is a "shall issue" state. Should all states be "shall issue", "may issue", or continue with the mix we have now? Why?

I believe these decisions should be made by the states, and according to the 2nd amendment.

Let things stand as they are based on the states interpretations. The Constitution applies differently among the various states.

What is your position on gun-free zones? What specific areas should or should not be off limits to licensed carry permit holders? I am particularly interested in your answers and thoughts regarding government buildings, public parks, college campuses, and public transportation.

I believe citizens should have the right to carry guns, as indicated in the constitution.

Again, nothing specific, all pretty much politispeak around the question.

What is your position on national carry permit reciprocity?

This type of program gives the federal government too much access to gun holders. I support all citizens enjoying the freedoms granted by the 2nd Amendment.

Freedoms granted by 2A? Or inherent and just noted in the 2A? Again, way to generalized for me to give this guy much credibility on these answers. And freedoms granted(?) by 2A?.

What is your position on "Constitutional Carry"? By this I mean all persons not prohibited to own a firearm may carry that firearm without a license from the state.

Again, I believe citizens should enjoy the right to bear arms as spelled out in the 2nd Amendment. I believe the 2nd Amendment gives citizens that right to carry outright.

This one is a bit more specific but still seems to be a bit weasel.

What is your position on the "Hearing Protection Act" and other NFA reform measures?

I am in favor of less taxes. So tax rebates on silencers is favorable to me.

I read that as he does not have much idea what you are talking about and diverts to taxes.

What do you see as the proper role of the BATFE and other Federal agencies regarding the Second Amendment?

Federal agencies mean a larger bureaucracy, where decisions are made by individuals who aren't elected by citizens and yield too much power. So, it would be best for federal agencies to yield less influence as it relates to citizen gun rights.

Again, weaseling around and about the issue. Diverting to big govt that does too much and needs reduced.

Is there anything else you wish to tell me and our members regarding your position on the Second Amendment and gun rights in general?

I am a constitutionalist, and believe in the strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

Again, interpretation or scrutiny or limits on what it applies to and how it applies.
 

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I have no say in this race but I believe Karen Handel is probably the best of the lot.I really wish she was our Governor instead of the Rino we have now.
















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