While most on the far left love Bernie Sanders for being a self-described "democratic-socialist," his moderate position on guns draws ire from some liberals.
In 2005, Sanders voted against a bill that would have allowed victims of gun violence to sue weapons manufacturers.
During a forum in Virginia on Thursday night, the senator had an exchange with Honora Laslo of anti-gun group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America over this vote, Mediate reported.
“If somebody has a gun if somebody steals that gun, and they shoot somebody, do you really think it makes sense to blame the manufacturer of that weapon?… If somebody sells you a baseball bat and hits you over the head, you’re not gonna sue the baseball bat manufacturer,” Sanders said to Laszlo.
Laszlo left disappointed by his answer.
“He’s using phrases that the gun extremists and the NRA use, saying things like 'it’s about people not liking guns'… A lot of us are super Bernie Sanders supporters, and we were all really disappointed that he could talk about in this way,” Laszlo later said on Al Jazeera America.
Watch the full exchange below: