Charleston, South Carolina – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders supports the idea that gun manufacturers should be held liable for suit in the event there’s a crime committed with one of their firearms lawfully sold.
He did so by withdrawing his support of the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, commonly abbreviated as PLCAA.
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After Sanders delivered a monologue on how he’d approach gun reform, citing things like assault weapons bans and universal background checks, Chris Cuomo asked him about his previous support for the PLCAA. Law Enforcement Today
PLCAA provides an exemption that protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits in scenarios where the guns in question were legally made and legally sold. Sanders responded to the mention of Biden’s criticism by making clear he no longer supports providing that protection.
CNN quoted Sanders saying, “In terms of the manufacturer’s liability, I am now on the bill that takes away that exemption.”
Sanders told a town hall audience member, “My administration will do what the American people want, not what the NRA wants.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) raised a whopping $46.5 million in campaign cash in February, and he is using the cash to plan television ad buys in nine states.
The Sanders campaign announced Sunday that it would be buying television ads in states slated to hold primaries later this month, including Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, and Washington.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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