Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
"It's time we called this what it is: a national crisis...
So now, I'm doubling down, and I need your help. What we did in Maryland should be the first step of what we do as a nation. The NRA is already blaming the victims of yesterday's shooting for their own deaths, saying they too should have been armed. Let's put an end to this madness and finally stand up to them. Here are some steps we should be taking:
1. A national assault weapons ban.
2. Stricter background checks.
3. Efforts to reduce straw-buying, like fingerprint requirements."
"O’Malley: 'I’m Pissed,' Calls for Gun Control, NRA Silencing," www.washingtonexaminer.com, June 19, 2015
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to guns and gun policies; and high-level federal government officials significantly involved in gun-related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Governor of Maryland, Jan. 17, 2007-Jan. 21, 2015
Mayor of Baltimore, Dec. 7, 1999-Jan. 17, 2007
City Council Member, Baltimore, MD, 1991-1999
Assistant State's Attorney, City of Baltimore, 1988-1990