By Bob Owens
Wild-eyed Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has confounded many on the left with his views on firearms. While the Vermont Socialist has espoused radical leftist views on most issues, he’s traditionally espoused a more libertarian view of firearms ownership… until now:
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for making existing gun laws “stronger” and “more enforceable” in the wake of last week’s bloody shooting at a Lafayette, LA, multiplex screening of Trainwreck. Speaking from New Orleans on NBC’s Meet The Press, Sanders told moderator Chuck Todd that “guns used to kill people exclusively, not for hunting, should not be sold in the United States of America.”
With that simple and intentionally loaded statement, Sanders declared the he would ban nearly all handguns, the majority of the most popular rifles, and many common shotguns as well.
Sanders is stating directly that he wants to ban all firearms designed for self-defense, and that he regards the Second Amendment as privilege that allows hunting alone… for now.
I’d like to thank Senator Sanders for finally bringing his real views on firearms forward. Sanders has been moderate on firearms during his political career in Vermont—a constitutional carry state with very few laws restricting where you can carry …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms