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Bernie Addresses Anti-Gun Teenagers While Surrounded By Armed Guards

On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders, who has captured the imagination of impressionable, gullible teenagers and young adults with his paeans to socialism, decided to seize the moment and join students who left their high schools to demonstrate in favor of gun control.

As would be expected, there were calls to ban guns outright:

So what did the kids who want to ban guns think of their socialist hero, who was surrounded by armed guards?

Sanders himself has constantly hedged his bets regarding guns; on the one hand, he said in 2016, “Do I think the victims of a crime with a gun should be able to sue the manufacturer? No, I don’t.” But three months before that, he said, “I think we should take another look at that legislation and get rid of those provisions which allow gun manufacturers to act irresponsibly.” He also co-sponsored a Senate bill in 2016 repealing the gun manufacturers’ immunity; in 2005 he voted for a bill that granted gun manufacturers and gun sellers immunity from prosecution.