During Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN, Bernie Sanders stated that gun manufacturers shouldn’t be held liable for shooting deaths as it would effectively end gun manufacturing in America, a point which the National Rifle Association later agreed with on Twitter.
“If you go to a gun store and you legally purchase a gun, and then three days later, if you go out and start killing people, is the point of this lawsuit to hold the gun shop owner or the manufacturer of that gun liable?” Sanders asked Sunday night. “If that is the point, I have to tell you I disagree.”
“If they are selling a product to a person who buys it legally, what you’re really talking about is ending gun manufacturing in America. I don’t agree with that,” he added, earning the following NRA response in the process.