Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley appears to have used his executive power to get the personal emails of citizens with hunting licenses in order to push gun control. The second-term Democrat is using the information in an attempt to divide gun owners to build support for his extremist legislation to abridge Second Amendment rights.
Let us hope this backfires in a big, big way. I think this really shows how poorly they understand the community. Sure, there are hunters that might tell a pollster that they support certain gun control measures, but it’s not an issue they are going to go to bat over. But many hunters hate gun control, and it’s quite likely here all Governor O’Malley is doing is helping get the word out to our people. The hunter license list, I’m sure, is reaching a lot of people NRA and the rest of the gun rights movement has difficulty reaching. This likely will mobilize more people against gun control than mobilize them for. I think this was a gross miscalculation on the part of the Governor.