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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:24 PM

Bernie Flip Flops on Sandy Hook

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Sunday said Sandy Hook victims should be able to sue gun manufacturers for the 2012 elementary school shooting that killed 20 students and six adults, backtracking on previous comments.

“Of course they have a right to sue, anyone has a right to sue,” the Vermont senator said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sanders in an interview with the New York Daily News last week initially said the Sandy Hook family members should not have the right to sue gun manufacturers for damages.

"No, I don't," he said, in response to a question from the editorial board.

[link:http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/276591-sanders-on-lawsuits-against-gun-manufacturers|

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Reply Bernie Flip Flops on Sandy Hook (Original post)
72DejaVu Apr 2016 OP
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #1
HillareeeHillaraah Apr 2016 #2
sarae Apr 2016 #13
SunSeeker Apr 2016 #3
George II Apr 2016 #5
SunSeeker Apr 2016 #11
jmowreader Apr 2016 #15
George II Apr 2016 #4
Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #6
misterhighwasted Apr 2016 #7
bluestateguy Apr 2016 #8
brer cat Apr 2016 #14
mcar Apr 2016 #9
fleabiscuit Apr 2016 #10
dlwickham Apr 2016 #12
FloridaBlues Apr 2016 #16
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #17
DesertRat Apr 2016 #19
Loki Apr 2016 #18

Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:28 PM

1. more pandering n/t

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:28 PM

2. So he acknowledges that they can sue but...

 

what, thinks they should lose the suit?

Why is this guy in the corner of gun manufacturers?

NOT a democratic, NOT fit to be the leader of our party!




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Response to HillareeeHillaraah (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 08:33 PM

13. Basically...

...that is what he's saying. He keeps mentioning that he doesn't want to hold "independent" mom-and-pop gun stores responsible, to try to make himself sound better.

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:28 PM

3. More lies from Sanders.

No Mr. Sanders, not "anyone has a right to sue." Thanks to your vote for the vile PLCAA law that Hillary voted NO on but was out voted, victims of gun violence can't maintain a lawsuit against gun manufacturers. Their lawsuits are dismissed before they can have their day in front of a jury.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:34 PM

5. But in his very words about other bad votes, "it would have passed anyway".

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 08:22 PM

11. Yes, it reeks of hypocrisy.

Certainly the Iraq War Resolution would have passed without Hillary's vote, but Sanders acts like her vote put it over the top.

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 08:57 PM

15. Fortunately, the Amber Alert bill "passed anyway"

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:33 PM

4. Give him some slack, he's probably exhausted after helping Pope Francis write...

....the next Papal Encyclical.

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:40 PM

6. Well, guess he doesn't have to apologize, it would have been simple.

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:44 PM

7. Maybe it was that # cometojesusmeet-n-greet

Its all about image afterall.
And a whole lot of bull crap

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:56 PM

8. I'll sort of be honest here

I take a generally dim view to lawsuits against the gun industry just because some kook went on a shooting rampage.

Unless the gun store owner violated existing laws by selling a gun to an illegal buyer, who then went on a killing spree. That's different.

But I don't like the idea that Congress can just pass blanket legislation outlawing all suits against one industry. That seems to smack of government favoritism toward whichever industries have the most political power.

Let people make their case in court, and if a suit has no merit, let a judge throw it out, or a jury find for the defendant.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 08:38 PM

14. Some of us think that they have to be held accountable

for how they advertise...bring it on!


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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:56 PM

9. Flip flop!

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 08:02 PM

10. I thought it was a very condescending answer he laid out. n/t

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 08:25 PM

12. Bernie condescending?

never!

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 09:02 PM

16. Can you say Connecticut and votes coming up next week

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 09:14 PM

17. They call him Flipper nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 10:52 PM

19. Bernie Panders. nt

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Response to 72DejaVu (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 09:31 PM

18. So in other words,

Bernie's been feeling the Burn. Good.

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