By Tom Knighton
When talking about political parties and gun rights, the term “Republican” is often shorthand for “pro-gun.” After all, the Republican Party has a reputation for supporting our Second Amendment rights, while the Democrats don’t.
That doesn’t mean you can let that shorthand blind you to the fact that, while there are a handful of ostensibly pro-gun Democrats, there are also anti-gun Republicans.
A prominent Republican donor said he is launching a group devoted to pushing for comprehensive gun safety legislation on a national level following last month’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Al Hoffman Jr., a real estate developer who served as Ambassador to Portugal under George W. Bush, plans to publicly announce the formation of the group, which will be called Americans for Gun Safety Now, on March 24, when he is in Washington D.C. to attend the March for Our Lives rally.
Hoffman drew headlines last month when he said that he would refrain from supporting politicians who did not support a ban on assault weapon sales in the wake of the Parkland shooting. The purpose of the group he is forming, he told TIME in an interview Monday, is to ensure that …Read the Rest
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