Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came rightfully under blistering fire today for opposing efforts by families of Sandy Hook shooting victims to sue gun manufacturers. It is simply galling to read the words of someone who wants to represent the Democratic Party as the nominee and yet fails so miserably to connect with voters on such an important issue.
I need not remind long-term readers what those who fail to grasp the danger of the gun lobby do not fare well on this blog. But to read that Sanders, in an exclusive interview with the Daily News said, “No, I don’t,” when asked if victims of a crime with a gun should be able to sue the manufacturer is more than stunning.
There is no way to defend or rationalize such absolute schlock from an appeaser of the gun lobby.
He will be raked over the political coals on this and other issues that he was not able to deal with in the interview.
Not for the first time has his cozy and shameful relationship with the gun lobby been the source for many news stories about the senator. This time the candidate himself stepped into the center of what is a real crap storm.