Bernie Sanders lashes out at Congress over gun control

Bernie Sanders lashes out at Congress over gun control

WASHINGTON — An exasperated Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday blasted Congress after a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, killed 10 students and teachers two days earlier. The Vermont senator blamed lawmakers for failing to act on gun control, saying they are intimidated by the National Rifle Association. 5 Questions to Ask Your Loan Officer Before You Refinance When asked on "Meet The Press" if the Senate had down enough to prevent school shootings like the one Friday in Texas that killed ten people , Sanders said: "Of course not." "But it’s like every other issue," Sanders said, "the American people are united overwhelmingly — gun owners, non-gun owners — on common sense gun safety legislation. Expand background checks, do away with the gun show loophole." "It is unspeakable," he added. "It really is, to see that kids all over this country who go to a place where they should feel safe where they can focus on learning are now worried about the things we saw in Texas or Florida a few months ago. It’s unspeakable." Sanders put the blame on the NRA for why legislation has never passed, saying, "the NRA, frankly, which once was believe it or not a gun safety organization, teaching kids how to use guns safely, has moved to become part of, to become, a right-wing political organization far beyond guns, as a matter of fact." Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, has a mixed record on guns, though he […]

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