Socialist Bernie Sanders talks about ‘standing up to the NRA’ while surrounded by men with guns

On Wednesday, Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders whipped up a crowd of anti-gun leftists in Washington, D.C., in a speech where he spoke of standing up to the NRA and passing gun control legislation — all the while surrounded by a fence, a wall and armed guards.  Apparently, the irony of that escaped Sanders.  It certainly escaped those who showed up to hear him

“We are very proud of what you are doing,” he said. “You, the young people of this country, are leading the nation.”

“All across the country, people are sick and tired of gun violence, and the time is now for all of us together to stand up to the NRA and to pass commonsense gun legislation,” Sanders added, apparently ignorant of the fact that the NRA had nothing to do with the Parkland shooting.

The crowd’s reaction, judging by the Facebook video below, was more like a rock concert than a political rally, with screaming fans expressing their adoration of the former presidential candidate:

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According to the Daily Caller:

Sanders began a live stream of his speech on his Facebook page, which featured him wading through the crowd of cheering students and shaking hands. As Sanders traveled through the gun-control crowd, at least three heavily armed Capitol police officers could be seen protecting him and clearing a way for the Senator through the students. Multiple times in the live feed, the police can be heard asking the students to step back and move away from Sanders.

The Hill added:

The group, made up of hundreds of students, was just a fraction of the estimated thousands nationwide who walked out of their schools for marches, moments of silence or protests to mark one month since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead.

As we reported earlier, students also demonstrated their complete ignorance of the issue and some students used the event as an excuse tear down the U.S. flag in Nashville.

According to The Hill, another event is set for March 24 in cities across the country.


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