Sen. Bernie Sanders launched a vicious gun-control diatribe Thursday during the national conversation about the horrific mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.
Sanders called for a renewed assault weapons ban and universal background checks. Democrats are trying to shift the narrative toward gun control and away from the potential religious motivations that could have inspired suspect Syed Farook and his companions.
We need to renew the assault weapons ban. We need to end the sale of high capacity magazines
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 3, 2015
Sanders’ rival Martin O’Malley kicked off the Democrats’ gun control posturing Wednesday night, followed in short succession by Hillary Clinton, whose gun control tweet is still the top tweet on her account (though she has not added to it in 22 hours).
I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2015
“We don’t know why they did it,” President Obama admitted Thursday, before calling for more gun control.