Democratic Congressman John Barrow is out to show it’s not just Republicans who can make inroads among gun supporters.
In a new 30-second campaign ad, the Georgia representative picks up a Smith & Wesson handgun his grandfather once used “to stop a lynching” and a rifle his father had “to keep us safe.”
“That’s why I support the Second Amendment and that’s why I’m proud to be endorsed by the NRA,” Barrow says. “These are my guns now, and ain’t nobody going to take them away.”
The four-term congressman is in a tough political fight thanks to a redistricting process that made his seat more Republican-friendly. His opponent, Georgia state representative Lee Anderson, is also touting his record on guns, writing on his website: “I have an A rating from the NRA in the Georgia House, and I will strongly defend our Second Amendment rights in Washington.”