Clinton: Sanders Has Been a Reliable Supporter of the NRA
HILLARY: Well, the facts are that most of the guns that end up committing crimes in New York come from out of state. They come from the states that don’t have the kind of serious efforts to control guns that we do in New York. But let me say this — in 1988, as we have heard on every debate occasion, Senator Sanders did run for the Congress and he lost. He came back in 1990 and he won, and during that campaign he made a commitment to the NRA that he would be against waiting periods. In fact, in his own book, he talks about his 1990 campaign, and here’s what he said. He clearly was helped by the NRA, because they ran ads against his opponent. So then he went to the Congress, where he has been a largely very reliability — reliability supporter of the NRA. He kept his word. He voted against the Brady bill five times, into you it had waiting periods in it. Thankfully enough people finally voted for it to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.