Democratic Candidates Triple-Down On Gun Control

posted on December 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders competed for the distinction of being the most anti-gun candidate Saturday night at the third and final Democratic primary debate of 2015. In its coverage of the New Hampshire event, the Washington Post described the three as having “effectively declared war on the National Rifle Association.”  

Apparently seeking to breathe life into his moribund campaign—he’s now supported by only about 5 percent of Democrats—O’Malley laced into Sanders and Clinton for not voting often enough, or loudly enough, or consistently enough, against the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. 

Clinton deflected criticism by directing her own criticism at Sanders, who in turn bragged that he’d supported banning “automatic weapons [sic]” as far back as the late 1980s, and snapped, “Do not tell me that I have not shown courage in standing up to the gun people.”

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