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NRA Praises Bernie Sanders "Sen. Sanders was spot-on."

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posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:32 PM
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So much discussion here at ATS is about gun rights. While some accuse Sen Sanders of trying to take away their guns, the NRA has given him praise for his defense of gun manufacturers. In a recent debate Sen Sanders is asked about gun manufacturer liability, following a lawsuit from families of victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting. His answer was so sensible the NRA took to Twitter to praise him.


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.


Quote- Sen Sanders:


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.


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From CNN:


(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."


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Emphasis on HRC's reply was done by me.




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

This is an epic endorsement that we so badly needed!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: AlaskanDad

This is an epic endorsement that we so badly needed!


Huh?

that wasn't an endorsement.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:40 PM
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So we're supposed to infer from this that Mr. Sanders is pro-2nd, I take it? He's not the big bad socialist boogeyman coming to disarm everyone and implement his statist dystopia?

Liability law is not the 2nd Amendment. No one's buying it.




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

That may address the issue of our legal system and frivolous lawsuits but other tha protecting the gun manufacturer how does this show a view of Bernie Sanders on the 2nd amendment for citizens?

Don't get me wrong, he is right to stand up for those who manufacture a legal product and not suing them for the "actions" of a human being, but this says nothing about Sander's view on the 2nd!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: rockdisjoint2

All the NRA did was note that Bernie said something not pro-gun control.

Blaming gun manufactures is far out there even for bernie

bernie's stance on gun control is still a non-starter. I won't vote for him. I considered voting for him if rubio or romney gets the nom but nah I'll just vote gary johnson in that situation.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

So vote for HRC, she will take care of those pesky 2nd amendment rights!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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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!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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Clinton, though, disagreed, saying, "No other industry in America has absolute immunity." /quote

Does that include your banking masters you piece of scum? God I hate Hillary so much.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad

So vote for HRC, she will take care of those pesky 2nd amendment rights!

I would get so bored living in a left/right, black/white, Coke/Pepsi, either this or that kinda world. I don't know how you do it...




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: jellyrev

I understand wanting to vote third party, I have donated a pushed for Sen Sanders though I think Dr Jill Stien is a better candidate. I think the two party system has destroyed our nation and it's time for a change.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: Esoterotica

Now were talking!

HRC is so bad for Americans, but Wall Street will love her!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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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!


Vote for whomever you want! I might not agree with your reasons nor whom you vote for, but I will never called you an uneducated moron? Life is about choices, and if we were all so educated and brilliant, then that would mean we would never make mistakes.

I put Archie up as my avatar, because of the PC culture we have going now. If you really paid attention to Archie he really wasn't a bad guy. Sure he was a hard ass and old school, but he eventually came around although reluctantly. He didn't change because he was called names either. Meathead and Gloria challenged him to think?

I am glad you can't take me seriously because of my avatar, and that is why I told you why I put it up there. We really are not that different, but sometimes people want society to advance at a rate that is just not possible. Change takes time, and it cannot happen overnight. Regardless how oppressive college has taught our youth our society is? Take a gander at how we were 50 years ago!

Can we say instant gratification?

I put that avatar up for a reason and DING DING DING, you were the first to be brave enough to comment on it!
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posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

I don't drink coke or pepsi, I make my own sarsaparilla rootbeer, or home brew.

As far as left / right, I prefer being ambidextrous it opens so many more opportunities.

Life is only boring to those that do little.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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You know what, I dislike the NRA - and I have no problem with gun ownership or the 2nd amendment - but I severely dislike their lobbying efforts and stances on guns. That said, Sanders is sensible and clear headed on this topic - gun manufacturing should be alive & well in the US. Admittedly, as a Sanders supporter I'll take the NRA endorsement if it will help demonstrate to the Right that he's a sensible candidate for America. He's no boogieman, and he's consistent through hell & high water. That's admirable. So yes, I agree with the NRA in this instance.

ETA: Sanders represents a rural state - one much more 'outback' than any down south. Of course, he's for the 2nd amendment - his whole state is armed (except maybe the Ben & Jerry's people, they're not armed)


Vermont: Safe and Happy and Armed to the Teeth
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posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963


Good reply thanks!

I have this in my ATS pics:


There's lots of Bunkerism at ATS!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Hillary Clinton want people to be able to sue the car manufacturer and tire maker if you get run over by a car.

Bernie thought that was stupid.

The NRA agreed with Bernie that this is stupid.

Most people would also agree that this is stupid.

Hillary is stupid.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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originally posted by: rockdisjoint2

originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: AlaskanDad

This is an epic endorsement that we so badly needed!


Huh?

that wasn't an endorsement.


I feel that's about as close as the NRA will get to an endorsement of a Democrat presidential candidate. They don't pivot left on the presidential candidates - at all - so that's kinda big deal.
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posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Jason88

I agree any praise from the NRA for a Dem is a big deal.


If HRC was not being such a loon in her reply, they would never have been so quick to give credit to Sen Sanders.


otoh Sen Sanders has voted pro guns in the past and I am sure the NRA is aware of this fact.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Agree as well on your points. ^

HRC is a total loon - she pivoted far left to meet Sanders at the new Democrat crossroads, but she ended up placating liberals when Sanders tends to go Right on a few key areas - guns being one. We all know HRC bases her opinions on popular polls, but she's can't figure out the hybrid that Sanders is... good thread (even if I dislike the NRA).



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