Scott Wallace, a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in Pennsylvania, called for gun reform in a campaign video.
In the video, Wallace called for a ban on some rifles and ammunition magazines.
He also took aim at people offering "prayers and condolences" instead of taking actions that help victims.
"Prayers and condolences don’t mean a thing if we don’t take action to protect our kids… Donald Trump’s idea to arm teachers is idiotic. We must ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines and stop guns from getting into the hands of the mentally ill," Wallace said in the video.
"In Congress, I’ll stand up to Donald Trump and the NRA," Wallace said in the video.
In a campaign fundraising email, Wallace slammed Trump and his Republican opponent, Brian Fitzpatrick, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
"Donald Trump, Brian Fitzpatrick, and their friends at the NRA won’t like the new television ad we’re putting on the air… we need leaders with a backbone who will stand up to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines," Wallace said in the email, the Free Beacon reported.
The National Republican Congressional Committee blasted Wallace, saying he is taking advantage of school shootings.
"Leave it to a Washington insider like Scott Wallace to politicize a tragedy in a desperate attempt to fund his far-left campaign," spokesman Chris Martin told the Washington Free Beacon.
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