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.
Certain types of guns exclusively used to kill people, not for hunting, should not be sold in America. pic.twitter.com/JVVnK7cjFj
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 27, 2015
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…