2016 Election Constitution Gun Rights

Bernie Sanders Plans to Outlaw All ‘Non-Hunting’ Firearms

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Written by Onan Coca

 

Senator “Bernie” Bernard Sanders (I-VT) is making life very difficult for Hillary Clinton right now, but if he gets the opportunity he wants to make life hard for everyone.

While Sanders was once a moderately “pro-gun” liberal, in recent years he’s become a mainstream Democrat on the issue of guns. However, as the presidential race has begun to heat up Sanders has continued to move left on gun rights and now actually articulates a strikingly anti-gun position. Just a few months ago while sitting for an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Sanders actually called for a ban on all non-hunting related firearms.

All of them.

“Nobody should have a gun who has a criminal background, who’s involved in domestic abuse situations. People should not have guns who are going to hurt other people, who are unstable. And second of all I believe that we need to make sure that certain types of guns used to kill people, exclusively, not for hunting, they should not be sold in the United States of America, and we have a huge loophole now with gun shows that should be eliminated. Coming from a rural state, I think I can communicate with folks coming from urban states where guns mean different things than they do in Vermont where it’s used for hunting.”

Apparently, no one uses guns for self-defense in Vermont? I’m not sure I have any gun-owning friends currently residing in the Green Mountain State, but I think that it is relatively safe to assume that thousands of Vermont residents happen to own handguns and other firearms that have no use when hunting. It’s an odd line that Bernie Sanders is trying to toe here, appeasing the fascist gun control crowd while also paying respect to the gun owners in Vermont… but it just doesn’t make any sense. The 2nd Amendment clearly has nothing to do with hunting, so unless Bernie and the Democrats plan to gather enough votes to change the Constitution… he won’t be banning anything without first creating a police state.

Sadly, with these liberal Democrats it’s hard to tell how far away from police state we might actually be…

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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