Martin O’Malley: I’m More Anti-Gun Than Hillary!

Martin O’Malley
Martin O’Malley
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NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Erstwhile presidential candidate, former Maryland Governor (and mayor of crime riddled Baltimore), Martin O’Malley has penned an op-ed for CNN.com with his comprehensive plan for new anti-gun laws, were he to win election.

Clearly, he does not want the voters in the Democratic primaries to think he is any less anti-gun than Hillary Clinton. His proposal includes universal background checks, gun owner licensing, mandatory training, federal gun registration and mandatory storage of all firearms in the home.

It’s a pretty typical litany of anti-gun wishes from a tried and true anti-gun radical. It’s interesting that just as O’Malley enlists CNN to carry his anti-gun message, the news outlet has released a new poll showing that the American people are moving the other way regarding gun laws.

O’Malley, like all irrational anti-gunners, fails to explain how an expanded background check will apply to violent criminals, gang members or drug dealers. Or how he will enforce his federal requirement to lock up all legal firearms. Or how he will manage to administer his mandatory training requirement. This last is particularly vexing since he sees the NRA – as the largest firearm safety and training organization in the world – as an enemy.

O’Malley sees NRA as the bogeyman thwarting the will of the people. Interestingly, he blames his own party for failing to “stand-up” to the NRA. The truth is, members of his party, from Obama, to Biden, to Charles Schumer and Harry Reid, have championed passage of new gun laws for years. The truth is they simply have failed to garner the support needed for passage. The American people aren’t with them.

O’Malley calls this cowering before NRA. In reality, true courage is displayed by the men and women who stand up to the elitists like O’Malley even in the face of withering attacks from the mainstream media and sanctimonious denouncements by self-appointed pop-culture leaders from Hollywood, New York City, and the Silicon Valley.

What O’Malley and his ilk fail to recognize is their “solutions” to violent crime don’t work. Draconian gun laws in places like Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City only effect the law-abiding and do nothing to curb violent crime.

Unsurprisingly, in O’Malley’s diatribe against law-abiding gun ownership and his vow to end gun violence, almost none of his proposals were actually targeted at criminals. Did O’Malley propose that violent criminals face tougher penalties or more certain prosecution? No. Does he propose that our police agencies be given the support they need to confront violent gangs? No. The truth is, he is much more concerned about how (and if) law-abiding Americans buy and keep firearms than he is about providing solutions that will actually impact violent crime in America.

The real tragedy is that O’Malley is not alone in this backward thinking. Violent crime is in decline in the U.S. as a whole, but is on the rise in our urban centers, places run by people who think just like O’Malley.

These anti-gun demagogues fail to keep law-abiding people safe, but they never cease to blame crime on law-abiding gun owners.

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Are any of these gang bangers NRA members? I do not think so.

Harsh criminal sentencing is being brushed aside by our JV POTUS BHO and his former BFF AG Holder.

The criminal justice system is a revolving door for repeat offenders, plea deals and early release only to have these same convicts end up arrested after more violence with firearms that they have obtained on the black market.

Quick Draw
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Where do all the idiots come from? They just keep it up!

Vanns40
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Vanns40

When your opponent is intent upon committing suicide don’t stand in his way.

Janek
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Janek

If Martin O’Malley wants to spread his ‘message’ he should at least let the voting public know that ‘Gun Control’ is central to achieving the Democrat Party’s version of the ‘American Dream’ but not yours! Theirs is a ‘collectivist’ dream!

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Bandit

The best way to deal with the gangs is to go out hunt them down and eliminate thenlm on the spot, yes a lot of bad guys are going bleed a lot but what else can you do, the liberals will not do anything to them. It is going to be up to the people to take the gangs out. The politicians only talk about disarming the law abiding but nothing about disarming the gangs and the thugs that are out there committing pretty much all the violence that happens on the streets. Best way to deal with thugs is… Read more »

Terry
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Terry

Can this guy read and understand the “just released” CNN poll on gun control? I think it was not the result CNN had wished for, but they had to release it just the same. CNN is strictly for gun control and I have no doubt that even though their poll shows majority of USA citizens do NOT support more gun control, their results were still biased! You can twist it, turn it. shake it, tell it anyway you like. FACT The ONLY thing that is going to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a GOOD guy with a… Read more »

DamDoc
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DamDoc

This delusional wack job actually thinks that will win him votes.. Pathetically numb.

TEX
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TEX

@DamDoc,you beat me to it. I was just about to post something to that effect myself. This moron is totally ate up with the dumbass !