“Hillary Clinton ratcheted up her attacks on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ gun control record Monday,” capitalnewyork.com reports, “telling a private gathering of state legislators near the State Capitol that many of the guns used by New York criminals come across the border from the Green Mountain State.” That’s news to me. And to the Democratic lawmakers, lobbyists and other “party stalwarts” who gathered to hear the presumptive nominee pontificate. Such as Buffalo State Senator Tim Kennedy . . .
“She said she wants to work to get illegal guns off the street and said it’s been part of her work as an elected official to strengthen laws to keep America safe. She said that it’s going to be coming out in the very near future that many of the catastrophes that have taken human lives in the State of New York have been the product of guns coming over the border from Vermont,” said State Sen. Tim Kennedy, a Democrat from Buffalo. “That’s the first I heard it. I think it caught everybody’s attention and we’re looking forward to learning more about it.”
You know the Watergate thing, right? Must have two sources. Well, here’s another one:
“She said that many of the guns that are found to be involved in crimes in this state are found to have their origins in Vermont,” said Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, a Democrat from Kingston. “The implication was just that many of the guns that are involved in crimes in this state come from Vermont.”
Clearly, Ms. Clinton is trying to paint her rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, as weak on gun control. The problem with this particular line of attack: it’s not true. Not only is Sanders for an assault weapons ban, but his state is hardly a major source of firearms for New York Criminals. dailycaller.com:
In 2014, out of 7,686 firearms recovered and traced in New York, only 55 were first purchased in Vermont, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. That’s compared to 371 that came from Pennsylvania, 395 that were sourced to Virginia, and 386 from Georgia, government data shows.In 2013, 61 of the 8,539 guns recovered and traced in New York came from Vermont. That’s compared to 423 that came from Virginia.
Senator Sanders campaign has pushed Ms. Clinton to the left on many issues. While this piece of nonsense doesn’t indicate that she’s moved to an even more extreme position on gun control, if such a thing were even possible, it does show that Ms. Clinton is will say anything to further her civilian disarmament agenda. In case you didn’t know.