Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton. (photo: Mary Altaffer/AP)
Scott Galindez | Reader Supported News | December 7, 2015
h, what a difference eight years makes – when it comes to Hillary Clinton, that is. Bernie Sanders, not so much. He has hardly changed in 30 years. If Bernie Sanders were debating the 2008 version of Hillary Clinton today, in most cases the differences would be more profound. When it comes to guns, however, in 2008 Hillary Clinton sounded a lot like Bernie Sanders.
“There are some who say that this [gun violence] is an urban problem,” Hillary Clinton told the Charleston, South Carolina, NAACP recently in a clear reference to Bernie Sanders. “Sometimes what they mean by that is: It’s a black problem. But it’s not. It’s not black, it’s not urban. It’s a deep, profound challenge to who we are.”
Clinton was referring to Sanders saying: “We can’t have people demagoguing against folks just because they go out and hunt and they own guns, on the other hand, rural America has got to understand that guns in Vermont are not the same thing as guns in Chicago where they’re used to kill kids or to shoot at police officers.”