Bernie Sanders used to have remarkably moderate views on guns. After all, he represents Vermont, a constitutional carry state where gun rights are highly valued.
But as the independent socialist sought the Democrats’ nomination for president in 2016 and now in 2020, he’s had to adjust his views on gun rights to fall in line with the donkey party’s prevailing prohibitionist and confiscationist standards.
“The world has changed, and my views have changed,” Mr. Sanders said at the eighth Democratic presidential debate, while also saying he was “proud” to have a D-minus rating from the National Rifle Association now.
“I come, like New Hampshire, from a very, very rural state,” he said. “In Vermont, until two years ago we had virtually no gun control legislation. … I represented that perspective.”
– David Sherfinski in Bernie Sanders on gun control: ‘The world has changed, and my views have changed’