Jason Spencer, Georgia State Representative

Constitutional Conservatism


“We have the right to keep and bear arms in the United States.”

I have a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-family record. I am an active member of Agape Christian Fellowship in St. Marys, a firm believer in the entire Constitution and believe that government rests on the shoulders of God who created it. Furthermore, I have taken stances to defend the Constitution where it was not popular, but I remain committed in fighting for these values. I am dedicated to true conservative causes and pro-liberty initiatives.

I believe that law abiding citizens should be able to own and carry a weapon without a permit from the state or any other governmental authority. Why should you have to pay for a piece of paper from the government to exercise a right that is natural? Why should you have to be finger printed and cataloged like a criminal to exercise a natural right to defend yourself? More barriers like permits will not keep criminals from getting guns, but only serve as obstacles for law abiding citizens to exercise their right to bare arms.

We have the right to keep and bear arms in the United States. I will protect this right at the state level as the Representative of the 180th District.

Finally, I believe in the sanctity of life. All life is precious and protecting life is a function of government, whether it is a developing child in the womb or whether it is an elderly loved one at the end stages of life. The right to live is a natural right.

Rep. Spencer’s Record on the Second Amendment

HB 1060 (2016) allow new Georgia residents with a recognized carry permit from another state to carry their firearm for 90 days after which they must submit an application for a Georgia weapons carry license.

HB 859, (2016) the Campus Carry Act, allows a Georgia firearms license holder to keep their weapon on their person while in or on any building or real property owned by or leased to any technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of post secondary education. This exception will not apply to buildings or property used for athletic events or student housing including sorority and fraternity houses and only applies to the carrying of handguns which are concealed.

This bill represents a step-forward in ensuring that responsible men and women – individuals who have gone through a comprehensive background check – have the right to defend themselves. This bill is about providing for private defenders – whether it be a young man defending himself from a robbery on his way home from the library or a young woman defending herself against sexual assault.

HB60, (2014) the Safe Carry Protection Act’s primary focus is to expand the Second Amendment rights of individuals with regard to Concealed Carry Permits. Permit holders would now be allowed to carry weapons in bars and churches—subject to the approval of the property owner—as well as in government buildings without active security screening. This bill would remove the power of the Governor to confiscate your weapon during a declared state of an emergency.

Rep. Spencer has introduced, co-sponsored as well as vote in support of multiple pro-Second Amendment pieces of legislation that has earned him an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association.

Rep. Spencer’s Pro-Life Record

SB98 (2014) addresses the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as it relates to exchanges and excludes from coverage an elective termination of pregnancy. It also codifies a funding decision made by the Department of Community Health Board last Fall that provided that the SHBP will not cover elective abortions. The language in this bill reflects the current plan as it is being administered.

HB954 (2011-2012) the Fetal Pain Bill, would limit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. No mother would be required to carry a non-viable pregnancy to term, there are also exceptions when the mother’s life or health are in danger.

ENDORSED BY GEORGIA RIGHT TO LIFE (2014)