Kemp at his election night party.

Governor Brian Kemp gives a speech at his campaign watch party as he wins the GOP nomination for governor.

Credit: Riley Bunch, GPB News

The panel:

Leroy Chapman — Managing editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Riley Bunch — Public policy reporter, GPB News

Stephen Fowler — Political reporter, GPB News

Tammy Greer — Political science professor, Clark Atlanta University 

The breakdown: 

1. The death toll rises from a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. 


2. Will candidates pivot to talk about gun control on a state and national level?

  • Abrams' campaign released a statement rebuking permitless carry in Georgia. She took aim at her opponent, Gov. Brian Kemp, who made the issue a top priority during the last legislative session. 
  • Kemp released a statement saying his prayers were with the Uvalde community last night. 
  • On the national level, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said it is unlikely that the chamber will quickly vote on a pair of House-passed background-check bills.
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Managing Editor Leroy Chapman noted that while lawmakers seem unlikely to make an immediate change, voters could eventually have an impact. 

Leroy Chapman on gun law changes



3. The importance of the race for secretary of state is highlighted.


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