Posted June 12, 2016 11:43 am by Comments

By Carly Hoilman

Image via Twitter/Orlando Police Department

Appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders offered his comments on the shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The attack, during which a lone shooter killed 50 people and injured 53, has been declared the worst shooting in United States history.

When asked to speculate on the cause of the shooting — be it a hate crime, terrorism or something else — Sanders explained to NBC’s Chuck Todd that the real culprit behind the attack is the lack of gun control in America.

Image via Twitter/Orlando Police Department

“I believe that in this country, we should not be selling automatic weapons which are designed to kill people,” Sanders said Sunday. “We have got to do everything that we can on top of that to make sure that guns do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them, criminals, people who are mentally ill.”

“It’s horrific, it’s unthinkable,” says @BernieSanders on #OrlandoShooting this morning on @MeetThePress. #MTP #Orlando

— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) June 12, 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate called the shooting, which began at the gay nightclub Sunday at around …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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