Sanders Said we Need to Stop Shouting About Guns a Long Time Ago

If you’ve been following the gun debate for any length of time, you’ve no doubt heard the “shouting” back and forth across the aisles as to how each side thinks the other side should handle their business in terms of gun control. Sometimes caught in the center of this is Bernie Sanders, who comes from a state that is very rural with a lot of hunters.

In the latest 24 hour news cycle Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her team are trying to paint a picture that Bernie Sanders was talking about her when he said we need to stop shouting about guns. See HERE.

“I’m not shouting. It’s just when women talk, some people think we’re shouting.”

Well he clearly wasn’t talking about her – the “stop shouting” narrative has been part of his platform since almost day 1, back before any of the establishment Democrats gave his campaign any chance of succeeding.

“But the important piece is: Anybody can bring up a piece of legislation tomorrow, but if it doesn’t have the support of folks who come from rural America, it’s not going to get passed,” he said, urging people to “stop shouting at each other and come forward with sensible ideas.”  – Bernie Sanders on July 26, 2015 (source MSNBC)

So, no Hillary he isn’t talking about you but nice try.

In the following video, you’ll see a calm, collected Bernie Sanders talking about the issue long before the latest wave of shootings captured headlines. And long before Clinton issued her sweeping Gun Control plans. 

The truth of the matter is that Bernie has been saying we need to stop yelling and shouting about the gun issue for a long time, long before this latest jab by the Clinton camp. Back in July he talked about Americans needing to reach a consensus on “common sense” gun control. This was before Hillary started “Shouting” about it.

He said, “coming from a rural state, I think I can communicate with folks coming from urban states where guns mean different things than they do in Vermont where it’s used for hunting,” Sanders said. “That’s where we’ve got to go. We don’t have to argue with each other and yell at each other. We need a common sense solution.”

Bernie’s position has always been to come together and find the common ground.

“Folks who do not like guns [are] fine. But we have millions of people who are gun owners in this country — 99.9 percent of those people obey the law. I want to see real, serious debate and action on guns, but it is not going to take place if we simply have extreme positions on both sides. I think I can bring us to the middle.”

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G.A. Casebeer

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