Bernie Sanders appeared on MSNBC Thursday evening to back President Obama’s call for sensible gun control legislation in the wake of the massacre in Oregon. Sander’s reiterated several times that like the President said, “we are tired of sending condolences” to families of the victims of senseless gun violence.
Sanders, who has in the past been lax on gun control, acknowledged that in his state of Vermont, there is very high gun ownership coupled with very low gun violence. While that may have kept Sanders moderate on gun issues, he obviously sees the issue as a national crisis and pledged to do everything in his power to correct it.
Bernie says we “need have to stop shouting at each other.” While the far left and far right argue over no guns versus unlimited arsenals, the majority of Americans are in agreement that the solution starts with an effective universal background check system and adequate access to mental health services in this country.
Watch Bernie Sanders back President Obama’s call for strict gun control legislation.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks to Chris Hayes about Thursday’s deadly campus shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon
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