Sanders will ban guns that are “primarily designed to kill people.”
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (a pro-gun state, for the record) said on an episode of NBC’s “Meet The Press” 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.”
“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,” he said.
Calling for a ban on all firearms “used to kill people” and “not for hunting” implies a ban on all guns, period.
More recently, Sanders appeared on the same show on 1/17 and touted his vote to “ban assault weapons” in 1988. He claimed to have rethought certain aspects of that legislation but never rescinded his viewpoint on banning firearms.
The Vermont senator, like other anti-gun activists, failed to mention that Americans purchased 170 million new guns since 1991 and the crime rate has since dropped 51%. He also never mentioned that “gun control” failed in cities like Chicago where someone is murdered every three hours.
Liberals have recently demanded more anti-gun rhetoric from Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate’s shift to the far-left on this issue is likely an attempt to placate to his party’s core voters as the 2016 election quickly approaches.
UPDATE 1/24 – The quotes in this article have been correctly attributed.