Democrat Martin O’Malley has announced that should he win the presidency, he would enact tough gun laws that will sharply curtail gun violence, just like they did in Baltimore. (snicker, snicker) He said he doesn’t need Congress because he intends to enact them through executive orders. The seven proposals as presented by Breitbart News are as follows:
Using procurement contracts to advance gun safety by requiring manufacturers that seek federal contracts to make design changes. O’Malley says the changes will “advance gun safety and improve law enforcement’s ability to trace firearms. These include hidden serial numbers that cannot be defaced, micro-stamping, magazine disconnect mechanisms and other next-generation safety improvements.”
Ending the federal defense of gun dealer immunity by stopping enforcement of a 2005 law that O’Malley says protects irresponsible gun dealers and manufacturers from lawsuits by victims and families of victims of gun violence.
Strictly enforcing existing bans on gun ownership for domestic abusers and stalkers, to “disarm those convicted for committing domestic violence.”
Banning so-called “cop killer” ammunition by working to close loopholes that O’Malley’s campaign says “have made hundreds of kinds of dangerous cartridges available for sale.”
A new “electronic alert system” to inform local law enforcement officials when those who are prohibited from purchasing firearms attempt to do so. The campaign says the system will be “modeled on the FBI alert system used when fugitives purchase guns” and will help law enforcement officials identify which attempted sales to prosecute.
[Require] the safe storage of firearms in homes by issuing and enforcing federal rules that make clear safety standards for gun locks and safes.
Strengthening enforcement and audits of licensed dealers to ensure that they are in compliance with the law. The campaign says this action includes “conducting background checks of gun dealer employees; ensuring that dealers who have their licenses revoked do not become unlicensed sellers without first liquidating their inventories; and using audit inspections to check dealer inventories for stolen guns.”
Earlier in his campaign, O’Malley and his campaign staff issued other gun proposals they wanted passed into law. Gun laws passed during O’Malley’s tenure as mayor of Baltimore are credited with the sharp rise in gun-related violence in Baltimore, since only criminals are now armed. Shootings are up 80% in 2015 based against the same time frame in 2014.
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