Jon Ossoff (GA-Sen), Jon Ossoff, Clarkston mayor Ted Terry make appearances on Georgia Southern campus ahead of senatorial race

Ossoff also said that the failure by Congress to pass background checks on firearms was corruption.

“When 90% of Americans support a simple universal background check to buy a gun, and Congress refuses to act because they are afraid of the NRA and its financial power, that is corruption,” Ossoff said.

Ossoff talked in a post-speech interview about a statewide voter registration drive with Congressman John Lewis to build upon and join the work that Stacey Abrams and the New Georgia project have been doing to get Georgians registered to vote.

Ossoff also said that universal background checks and limiting access to “military-style assault rifles” would help curb gun violence in Georgia.

“Most Georgians and most Americans believe that absent some specific need, and a high qualification, assault weapons, semi-automatic rifles, derived from modern military technology should not be available to the general public,” Ossoff said. “This is common sense non-controversial gun safety legislation.”
— Nathan Woodruff, The George-Anne