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At the Democratic debate on Sunday, Bernie Sanders gave a very bad answer to a question about his gun-control record. After reminding everyone that he has a D-minus voting record grade from the NRA, Sanders said, “This should not be a political issue. What we should be doing is working together.”
Sanders supports closing the gun-show loopholes and is one of a handful of national politicians to link last year’s Charleston church shooting with racism and domestic terrorism. A more generous interpretation of what he said is that, basically, the way forward is so obvious that it should not even be a debate.
A less generous—but equally possible!—interpretation would be that Sanders really is so sympathetic to those who would resist stricter gun laws that he would obfuscate the issue with explicitly political platitudes.