Quantcast

O’Malley Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Church Shootings

Aides to Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley say the former Maryland governor is planning a “major push” in advocating gun control because he is “pissed” about last week’s church massacre in South Carolina.

More severe restrictions on firearms could be a big part of O’Malley’s campaign, Business Insider reported. The news site noted that many candidates are reluctant to speak out about the issue because of the power of the National Rifle Association.

"Governor O'Malley was fearless in taking on gun control in Maryland, standing up even to members of his own party to get results,” his campaign spokeswoman told Business Insider. “This is an issue you will be hearing more about from him."

On Friday, O’Malley sent an email to his supporters, criticizing politicians for their response to the June 17 shootings in Charleston, S.C. He accused them of waiting for “the appropriate moment to say what we’re all thinking,” instead of “jumping to act.”

Calling the frequent mass killings in the United States a “national crisis,” he wrote: “This is not the America we want to be living in. I'm pissed that we’re actually asking ourselves the horrific question of, what will it take? How many senseless acts of violence in our streets or tragedies in our communities will it take to get our nation to stop caving to special interests like the NRA when people are dying?"

Photo: CS Monitor

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who has called for impeaching the president, considers another administration official “even more dangerous” than...

When you take a look at all of the devastation that has been caused recently by major natural disasters, minor inconveniences don’t seem like that...

Mistakes happen to the best of us, and particularly innocuous ones can be laughed off once you realize the error of your ways. By extension, when...

For some reason, conservative media outlets love to attack the former president's daughters. Even as they cry that the children of presidents...

While it's been made abundantly clear that the Trump presidency aims to break free of most norms, some aspects are still at least mildly...

Latest Fab Stories

One woman spent a ton of money in the hopes of attaining her desired figure. The actual result has left her extremely disappointed.

A woman...

Freshman students were stunned when they caught sight of the events planned for their dorm. Students at Faraday Hall entering Loughborough...

A man made an emotional gesture by pushing an empty stroller along a marathon course.

Troy Austin, a successful Australian triathlete, was...

A young boy's rash proved to be far more than what met the eye.

Sydney, Australia is in the midst of a tick epidemic. The dangerous 8-...

One student, emboldened by the White House's DACA repeal, attempted to get his fellow student in trouble. Unfortunately for him, things didn't...