Georgia State Rep. John Meadows will be awarded one of the National Rifle Association’s highest honors next week, as he’s set to receive the NRA Defender of Freedom Award. The honor recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in preserving and protecting the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and in the service of freedom.
“John Meadows, known as the father of the Second Amendment bills in the Georgia House of Representatives, is one of Georgia’s strongest defenders of our gun rights,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “For more than a decade, Meadows has fought for the rights of law-abiding Georgians to protect themselves."
Rep. Meadows is a veteran Marine and has previously served as the mayor of Calhoun, Ga. He currently presides as chairman of the House Rules Committee. The award will be presented in a special ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol building on Tuesday.