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Patrick Parsons serves on the Board of the Directors for the American Firearms Coalition having spent the last 15 years working in Second Amendment politics and with other conservative advocacy organizations.
For the last 9 years, Patrick has served as the Executive Director of the Kennesaw-Georgia based Georgia Gun Owners, the state’s fastest-growing, most effective and only no-compromise Second Amendment organization.
Under his leadership, the organization has grown from just a handful of members to over 14,000 members across the state as well as a social media following of over 375,000.
Because of the massive grassroots pressure the members and supporters of Georgia Gun Owners apply, the Second Amendment issue is always on the minds of Georgia’s elected officials, even when establishment politicians want nothing to do with it.
Never was that on greater display than during the 2018 Georgia Republican Governor primary and subsequent General Election. No grassroots force played a bigger role than the members of Georgia Gun Owners.
By the time the Republican Primary and run-off was over, all five candidates — some under duress — had returned the Georgia Gun Owners Candidate Survey 100% in favor of the Second Amendment.
In the months leading up to the vote, one candidate had been exposed publicly by Georgia Gun Owners for seeking to raise the age to purchase a long gun from 18 to 21, and the NRA’s preferred candidate, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, was annihilated in the run-off after having been exposed by Patrick as an opponent of Constitutional Carry.
But Georgia Gun Owners didn’t stop there in 2018 under Patrick’s leadership.
For nearly 18 months, Patrick’s research team at Georgia Gun Owners spent scores of hours digging up dirt on Stacey Abrams in the form of videos, left-wing associations, legislative history, and ended up coining the name “Socialist Stacey”.
In the General Election, Georgia Gun Owners spent more than $100,000 on direct mail, social media, web and radio ads (watch here, here, here, here, here and here) to stop anti-gun Democrat governor candidate Socialist Stacey Abrams.
When Georgia grassroots activists think of the Second Amendment, they think of Patrick’s affectionately named, “Wild Dogs” of Georgia Gun Owners, for their take no prisoners, kick ‘em in the butt brand of politics.
In 2016, Patrick was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Firearms Coalition, where his chief duties included email, online, and social media mobilization of Second Amendment activists in the state.
As the result of his efforts and the entire team at the Missouri Firearms Coalition, Constitutional Carry legislation was passed through the House and Senate.
A veto of the legislation was signed by the Democrat Governor, only to be overridden by the Legislature after the members and supporters of the Missouri Firearms Coalition overwhelmed the Capitol with tens of thousands of calls and emails demanding a veto override.
Patrick cut his teeth in politics in Washington, DC in the mid-2000s after having graduated from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs in 2004.
During his time in Washington, Patrick logged hundreds of hours on Capitol Hill, as well as meeting directly with and mobilizing grassroots activists in more than 35 states across the country.
In addition to his work on Capitol Hill and in the Georgia General Assembly, Patrick has assisted on legislative campaigns in state capitols like North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado New Hampshire, Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan.
Patrick and his wife Ryan-Ashley reside in Kennesaw, Georgia with their four children.