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Gov. O'Malley Speaks Out On Gun Control

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CRISFIELD, Md. - Governor Martin O'Malley expressed his stance on gun control Thursday in light of the tragedy in Newtown.

"Clearly we need to do a better job, yes on school safety, [but] also on mental health, making sure nobody falls through the cracks and becomes the sort of murder machine that person did," said Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). 

WMDT caught up with O'Malley in Crisfield where he explained his three prong approach to protecting citizens against gun violence.  Aside from improving school safety protocols, and addressing how the nation deals with mental health, he says the first and most important step is to ban assault weapons.

"The only place for a military assault weapon is in the combat arena. There's really no place for those weapons in civil society and I'm hopeful in working with the leaders in a general assembly on that 3 prong approach," said O'Malley.

Like President Obama, the governor pulled together members of his cabinet and has asked them to come up with proposals for January's General Assembly session.

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