Democrats continue to use last week’s murders of nine African-American churchgoers in S.C., as the impetus to go after guns in America.
Speaking at the Conference of Mayors in San Francisco on Sunday, Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley shared a view on guns that most liberals would readily agree with.
“A single American life is worth more than all the guns in the United States,” the former Maryland governor said, according to Time reporter Phil Elliott.
The sentiment followed up on an email O’Malley sent out to supporters on Friday that targeted the National Rifle Association, while calling for stricter gun control laws.
O’Malley said he was “pissed,” and that America must “stop caving to special interest groups like the NRA.”
Social media users responded to a tweet from Elliott, as well as one from O’Malley’s Twitter account, to remind them of something called “the Constitution.”
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@Philip_Elliott That sound you hear is Martin O’Malley setting the Constitution on fire.
— Kristine ❀♡❀♡ (@KristineAz) June 22, 2015
@Philip_Elliott Wow, that’s pretty stupid. I’d rather have a gun to use against an attacking murderer. Even an American one.
— Atomic Monkey Squad (@SantasTavern) June 22, 2015
@Philip_Elliott I wonder how he feels about abortion?
— Linda Baker (@LuckyL8e) June 22, 2015
@Philip_Elliott But what if one of those guns is used to save an American life? Or are those lives expendable?
— LetItBurnUSA (@LetItBurnUSA) June 22, 2015
@Philip_Elliott That’s what people of Germany must of thought when Hitler took their guns, I think we know how that turned out.
— NewsTrend.Weebly.Com (@newstrendweebly) June 22, 2015
— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 21, 2015
@GovernorOMalley us constitution be damned wannabe king omalley ?
— geoffrey Brenneman (@gpbfl) June 21, 2015
.@GovernorOMalley Your precious, wittle feewings don’t trump my rights to protect my family how I choose. Mind your own business.
— Holy Moly Christian (@RangerStalked) June 22, 2015
@GovernorOMalley “Why is it that the gun-grabbiest politicians are from cities with the worst gun problems?” <– Democrats
— Juanita Estrada (@Juanita_Estrada) June 22, 2015
— Kent Bushart (@KentBushart) June 22, 2015
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