The National Rifle Association is tweeting its support for comments from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) at Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate.
The NRA tweeted Monday that Sanders was “spot-on” during the debate when he defended his vote for legislation that would hold gun manufacturers liable for shootings.
During the debate, CNN moderator Anderson Cooper argued that a suit brought by families of the victims from the Sandy Hook shootings against Remington may not go anywhere. He asked Sanders what he would say to those families.
Sanders replied that if a gun was legally purchased, his believes the gun manufacture should not be held 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’ liable is if they understand that they’re selling guns into an area – it’s getting into the hands of criminals, of course, they should be held liable,” he said.
“But if they are selling a product to a person who buys it legally, what you’re really talking bout is ending gun manufacturing in America. I don’t agree with that.”