Sanders Calls for Stricter Gun Control
Following the tragic shooting in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week that left two people dead and nine others injured, Sen. Bernie Sanders called for stricter gun control measures on Sunday.
"For a start," Sanders told Chuck Todd on NBC's Meet the Press, we need "universal instant background checks. Nobody should have a gun who has a criminal background, who's involved in domestic abuse situations. People should not have guns who are going to hurt other people, who are unstable.
"Second of all, I believe that we need to make sure that certain types of guns used to kill people exclusively, not for hunting, they should not be sold in the United States of America. We have a huge loophole now with gun shows that should be eliminated. There may be other things that we have to do."
Sanders added that coming from a rural state he believes he can bridge the divide on gun control in America to find "a common sense solution" that keeps guns out of the hand of dangerous individuals.
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Agenda for America
- Minimum Wage: The push to raise the minimum wage has gained momentum across the country. Sen. Bernie Sanders, introduced a bill on Wednesday that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Mr. Sanders, more than any one else, has highlighted the subject repeatedly during his campaign, and he did so again at a rally in Washington on Wednesday where he discussed the bill, according to The New York Times. Living wage proponents have found a champion in Sanders, Vice wrote.