Handel’s campaign platform reflects both support for the Second Amendment -- she says she is proud to have earned an “A” rating from the NRA -- and that she is concerned about mass shootings and wants to find ways to prevent them.
Handel told the AJC that she was also troubled by the footage of Arbery’s shooting.
"I’m horrified by what I saw on the video, and my heart aches for Ahmaud and his family,” she said in a statement. “I appreciate the leadership of the Governor and the Attorney General that led to the arrests. I’ve seen incredible unity across racial and partisan lines that local authorities mishandled this case and a full investigation is needed."
The issue of gun rights and gun control is likely to come up on the campaign trail like it did when the two faced off in 2018. They both are troubled by Arbery’s death and mass shootings in America, but they are likely to have different opinions on how to prevent these incidents from happening.
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