2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ben Jealous, (D) Candidate for Maryland Governor:
"This year one of the biggest things on the ballot is who's going to control the U.S. House. It's imperative that the Democrats take back the House so the president Trump can be held fully accountable. He needs to be impeached."
3. Medium shot of Ben Jealous talking to supporter
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ben Jealous, (D) Candidate for Maryland Governor:
"As governor I will make sure that we get safer. That means that we have to expand the red flag law so that anyone with knowledge that someone has guns is mentally disturbed and is likely to do harm to others can be dealt with effectively by the court and if need be their weapons taken away so they don't do harm to themselves and they don't do harm to others."
5. Various of Ben Jealous talking to supporter
6. Still image of Ben Jealous
7. Still image of Ben Jealous talking to supporters
Democrat Ben Jealous says that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others.
The former NAACP president also said he would stand up to President Donald Trump, whom he believes should be impeached.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Jealous said he supports significantly expanding the state's new "red flag" law to enable more people in Maryland to ask courts to temporarily restrict firearms for people found to pose a threat.
The law now enables families, law enforcement and medical professionals to do so.
Maryland has been shaken this year by gun violence, a major issue in the governor's race.
Jealous is running against popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who signed the red flag measure into law that was approved by the Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly.
Hogan has had big leads in recent polls and a large campaign fundraising edge.
Jealous underscored his opposition to Trump, saying if Democrats take control of the U.S. House, he believes they should impeach the president.
Jealous cited allegations of obstruction of justice relating to his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, as grounds to move ahead with impeachment.
He also cited allegations that Trump has violated a provision of the U.S. Constitution banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign and domestic interests.