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National Rifle Association of America

Martin O'Malley calls for stricter gun laws after Virginia shooting

At a campaign stop Wednesday in New Hampshire, hours after a gunman in Virginia killed two journalists during a live broadcast, Martin O'Malley promised to push for "sensible gun safety legislation" if elected president. "My heart goes out to the family members who lost people today in Virginia. Really awful," the underdog Democratic presidential candidate said in Manchester. "I haven't seen the news footage itself but I've been told about it. Tragic and awful. No country has the problem that our country has with gun violence and lives being taken from us by gun violence." In an interview with Bloomberg, O'Malley said the priority must be...