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The National Rifle Association praised socialist senator Bernie Sanders Monday morning.
The organization applauded Sanders for his comments during Sunday's Democratic debate on gun manufacturer liability, a matter that pertains to recent legal action from families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The families sued Remington Outdoor Company for damages related to the marketing of the Bushmaster AR-15 line, which falls under the label of its subsidiary Bushmaster Firearms and was used in commission of the crime.
If you go to a gun store and you legally purchase a gun, and then, three days later, if you go out and start killing people, is the point of this lawsuit to hold the gun shop owner or the manufacturer of that gun liable? If that is the point, I have to tell you I disagree. I disagree because you hold people -- in terms of this liability thing, where you hold manufacturers' liability is if they understand that they're selling guns into an area that -- it's getting into the hands of criminals, of course they should be held liable. But if they are selling a product to a person who buys it legally, what you're really talking about is ending gun manufacturing in America. I don't agree with that.
(CNN)Bernie Sanders on Monday was praised from an unlikely source: The National Rifle Association.
The NRA tweeted that Sanders was "spot-on" when, in a contentious exchange during CNN's Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, he defended his position favoring protection of gun manufacturers from legal liability over the use of their products.
"Sen. Sanders was spot-on in his comments about gun manufacturer liability/PLCAA," the organization wrote, linking to a story explaining the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) and Sanders' support for it.
At the debate, CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Sanders and Hillary Clinton whether they agreed with the families of Sandy Hook victims moving to sue Remington, which manufactured the weapon used in the massacre.
Sanders explained his position, saying he disagrees with holding the manufacturers of firearms legally liable.
"If they are selling a product to a person who buys it legally, what you're really talking about is ending gun manufacturing in America. I don't agree with that," he said.
Clinton, though, disagreed, saying, "No other industry in America has absolute immunity."
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: seeker1963
Our opinions differ, would you rather I vote HRC?
LOL's I have a hard time taking you serious with your current Avatar,
or slould I say I think of Archies IQ!
originally posted by: rockdisjoint2
originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: AlaskanDad
This is an epic endorsement that we so badly needed!
that wasn't an endorsement.