The families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims aren’t celebrating Bernie Sanders’s Wisconsin primary win. He said that the parents of the 20 innocent children slaughtered in the attack shouldn’t be able to sue the gun makers and that has the families shaming Bernie for his heartless comments!
There are definitely some voters who are not “feeling the Berne.” The families of those victims slaughtered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are shaming Bernie Sanders, 74, for his comments that gun manufactures should be immune from lawsuits, even when their products led to the death of twenty innocent children!
“Shame on you, Bernie Sanders,” Erica Smegielski, daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal killed at Newtown, Connecticut, wrote on April 5, per CNN. “Try living one hour of our lives.” Erica linked to front page of the New York Daily News that attacked the Vermont Senator’s “shame.”
Bernie has come under fire for siding against the families of the Sandy Hook victims, who want to sue the makers of the weapons Adam Lanza used to slaughter 20 schoolchildren and six adults in 2012, according to the Daily News. “Do I think the victims of a crime with a gun should be able to sue the manufacturer, is that your question?” Bernie said. “No, I don’t.”
The families claim they can sue Freedom Group, the makers of the AR-15 riffle used in the deadly school shooting, because it wasn’t suitable for civilian use when it was put on the market. The company, on the other hand, argues it’s shielded by the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arm Law that protects gun makers from lawsuits over criminal use of their products.
— Erica Lafferty (@ericalaff) April 6, 2016
Democrats cannot nominate a candidate who believes that toy gun makers should be held to a higher legal standard than real gun makers.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 5, 2016
Bernie’s comments angered Connecticut senator Chris Murphy, 42, who said that his friend’s stance is “wrong” and that “Dems can’t nominate a candidate who supports gun manufacturer immunity.” Hillary Clinton, 68, said that Bernie was for the 2005 law, while she was “against it,” and that “we can reverse this, and 92% of Americans and 85% of gun owners agree that we should.”
Michael Briggs, a spokesperson for Bernie’s campaign, responded to the criticism by saying Bernie “supports President Obama‘s efforts to end gun violence. He voted for the legislation considered by the Senate after Sandy Hook. He has a clear and consistent record on the issue.” That may not be good enough for the parents still grieving the loss of their children in one of the most heartbreaking tragedies in American history.
What do you think about Bernie’s comments, HollywoodLifers?