John Lewis Leads Democratic Push For New Gun Laws

Oct 6, 2017

Today on “Political Rewind,” Georgia congressman John Lewis once again is leading the Democratic charge to pass new gun laws; and now Republican leaders on the hill are signaling that they might support a restriction on the device that turned Stephen Paddock’s weapons into mass killing machines in Las Vegas. Critics say the GOP is making only a token gesture.

Plus: we’ll ask former Georgia congressman Buddy Darden to give us a lesson in how voters here have responded to past gun control over the last few decades.

And:  New reporting suggests that Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff – Georgian Nick Ayers – may be leading an effort to purge anti-Trump GOP incumbents in the run up to next year’s congressional elections.

Finally, our panel will weigh in on the early status of the governor’s race as Republican candidates prepare for their first debates coming up this weekend.

Panelists:

Jim Galloway ­– AJC political writer

Buddy Darden – Former Democratic Congressman, Cobb County

Loretta Lepore – Republican political consultant