Jon Ossoff, the Democratic challenger to Georgia Sen. David Perdue, is courting the state's more conservative voters with an ad arguing that he has a more moderate stance toward gun regulation than the Republican incumbent claims.
Ossoff, who has been endorsed by gun safety groups but was given an “F” by the National Rifle Association, is running a pro-Second Amendment spot in larger Georgia cities such as Albany, Augusta, Savannah and Macon, though not in liberal-leaning metro Atlanta.
Ossoff “thinks he can get away with telling metro Atlanta one thing while telling the rest of the state the exact opposite,” Sen. David Perdue told Fox News exclusively.
Perdue's ad said Ossoff would confiscate guns, defund the police and close Georgia's military bases.
Democrats have frequently joined anti-violence advocates in backing tighter gun-control laws, while conservative voters have often favored Republicans aligned with the National Rifle Association.