Martin O’Malley: ‘Ban Sale Of Assault Weapons,’ Launch ‘National Gun Registry’

On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.” He also said it is time to “[increase] inspections” on gun shops and mandate that gun owners lock up their guns in their homes. Writing in The Boston Globe, O’Malley boasted of the gun controls he…

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Watertown Daily Times | It’s the law: Assault weapons owners have no excuse not to register guns

There were many parts of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act that were poorly conceived. One such part was the provision requiring people who owned so-called assault weapons to register them with the state. Statistics recently released have shown that about 45,000 such firearms have so far been registered. The SAFE Act outlines the 10 features that make up an assault weapon. The law permits only those who owned these types of…

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