- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders earned some unlikely praise Monday from the National Rifle Association after he argued against holding gun manufacturers responsible for crimes committed with products that are bought legally.

During Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate, Mr. Sanders disagreed with Hillary Clinton that gun manufacturers should be held liable, saying it would mean the end of America’s gun industry.

“I don’t agree with that,” he said.

Mrs. Clinton said Mr. Sanders’ argument was “like the NRA position.”

The NRA agreed, tweeting Monday: “Sen. Sanders was spot-on in his comments about gun manufacturer liability/PLCAA.”

The Clinton campaign seized on the comment as evidence that Mr. Sanders is out of touch with Democrats on gun control, The New York Times reported.

“While the NRA defends Bernie Sanders it attacks Hillary Clinton,” wrote Ian Sams, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton. “What more do we need to know?”



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