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The Daily News Is Wrong and Bernie Sanders Is Right

April 6, 2016

By Charles C.W. Cook

The New York Daily News is engaged in yet another contemptible hissy fit over the right to keep and bear arms. This time, the triggering event was Senator Bernie Sanders’s steadfast refusal to abandon the rule of law in favor of the editors’ untrammeled penchant for cheap emotional blackmail....

Sanders earned this derision by giving the following series of answers during a meeting with the paper’s editorial board (I’ll quote at length so that the full context is clear):

Daily News: There’s a case currently waiting to be ruled on in Connecticut. The victims of the Sandy Hook massacre are looking to have the right to sue for damages the manufacturers of the weapons. Do you think that that is something that should be expanded?

Sanders: Do I think the victims of a crime with a gun should be able to sue the manufacturer, is that your question?

Daily News: Correct.

Sanders: No, I don’t.

Read the full article at National Review Online: The Daily News Is Wrong and Bernie Sanders Is Right