Al Hoffman, Jr. is a Republican donor with deep pockets who is urging Republicans to come up with a gun control bill. He has an organization called Americans for Gun Safety Now and he participated in the anti-gun marches. He claims that if the Republicans do not get on the correct side of gun control, it will be a disaster for them in the 2016 mid-terms. His demands are similar to those that are coming from the alt-right, but maybe they are not are stringent. According to him, the GOP had better pass some meaningful legislation right now. How big a chance is there of that happening?
As Written and Reported By David Krayden for the Daily Caller:
A Republican donor with ties to the George W. Bush White House is backing limited gun control.
Al Hoffman, Jr., who served as Bush’s ambassador to Portugal, is participating in Saturday’s March For Our Lives protest under the banner of his Americans for Gun Safety Now organization. Hoffman told Time that the group is a way for Republicans to achieve some degree of control, apparently without losing Second Amendment rights.
He predicted if the GOP didn’t compromise it could face electoral catastrophe in the 2018 midterm elections.
“The federal government better pass legislation that is readily available right now… and get it done now, before November,” Hoffman told Time. “If they don’t do this, my guess is that they will lose big in November.”
Hoffman has a familiar laundry list of gun control demands: expanded background checks, a minimum purchase age of 21 and restriction on large-size magazines.
Hoffman created a media stir in February when the deep-pocketed Florida businessman said he won’t be contributing to campaigns that refuse to endorse an assault weapons ban……
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