His idea of the center and mine are a little different. I would really not like to see what
But he touted several other votes, pointing to his support for banning semi-automatic weapons, for instant background checks for gun owners and for doing away with loopholes that allow buyers at gun shows to skirt some regulations.
Yeah, I don’t think touting past votes to ban semi-automatic weapons, for closing the ‘gun show loophole’ is anywhere near moving to the center. I would like to see some of his proposals for ‘bringing us to the middle’ on guns. Unfortunately his presidential bid website doesn’t seem to address that issue yet.
He said there’s a major difference between Vermont, a rural state with little gun control where hunting is a way of life, and cities like Chicago, where guns are used by gangs.
“Folks who do not like guns is fine. But we have millions of people who are gun owners in this country — 99.9% of those people obey the law,” Sanders said.
Yes Senator Sanders — there is a difference between the location and the infrastructure but the people are the same for most part. You have fewer gangs in Chicago but the only reason firearms are used mostly by the criminals there is really simple; the law abiding were forbidden to use them until very recently ! Surely those same people who are law abiding in Vermont would be law abiding in Chicago right?
“I want to see real, serious debate and action on guns, but it is not going to take place if we simply have extreme positions on both sides. I think I can bring us to the middle.”
Gun bans on the most common semi-automatic rifle (if he is only taking about banning ‘assault rifles’) isn’t ‘extreme’? Come on Senator Sanders; at least acknowledge the fact your position is already on the far side of what makes up the middle ground.
You might have some great ideas but this issue, combined with others I’ll explore later, keeps me from taking you serious as a candidate I could vote for.
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