Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, in an apparent attempt to prove that he is more anti-gun than rival Hillary Clinton, has launched an attack on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for voicing his support of the Second Amendment. Among other things, Trump supports national Right-to-Carry reciprocity and doing away with semi-auto rifle bans and magazine limits.
“His proposal is just shameless pandering to the National Rifle Association—one of the most powerful special interest lobbies in the country,” O’Malley wrote in a fundraising email to supporters. “The only thing on which we agree is that our country has a problem with gun violence. But, unlike Donald Trump, I know that the only way to combat gun violence is by standing up to the NRA and implementing comprehensive gun safety laws.”
O’Malley’s continued support for gun-control schemes that only affect law-abiding Americans puts him squarely in step with Clinton—neither of whom must be our next president.