- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton launched a blistering assault against Sen. Bernard Sanders Thursday night on gun control, casting the Vermont senator as a “reliable supporter of the NRA” and saying he’s failed on several occasions to hold the gun industry accountable.”

He has largely been a “reliable supporter of the NRA” during his 25 years in Congress, Mrs. Clinton said at a Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn.

She specifically cited Mr. Sanders‘ vote against legislation that would’ve allowed gun manufacturers to be liable for mass shootings.

Mrs. Clinton called that vote “an absolute abdication of responsibility on the part of those who voted for it,” and said no other industry has explicit legal protections against liability if its products kill people.

“This is a unique gift given to only one industry in the world by the United States Congress,” she said.

Mr. Sanders stood by his position while also denying that he is a puppet for the NRA.

“I voted against this gun liability law because I was concerned that in rural areas all over this country that if a gun shop owner sells a weapon legally to somebody and that person then goes out and kills somebody, I do not believe it is appropriate for that gun shop owner … to be sued,” Mr. Sanders said.

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