Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is running to the left of Hillary Clinton (D) on all issues except one — gun rights -- and it's causing ire amongst the far-left.

Now the Democratic presidential candidate says he can "bring us to the middle" on the nation's cultural divide that exists on gun rights.

On CNN's State of the Union Sunday, host Jake Tapper questioned the senator about his vote in 2005 to shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits by victims of gun violence.

"If somebody has a gun, and it falls into the hands of a murderer, and the murderer kills somebody with a gun, do you hold the gun manufacturer responsible? Not any more than you would hold a hammer company responsible if somebody beats somebody over the head with a hammer," Sanders continued. "That is not what a lawsuit should be about."

Sanders also noted how he supported other gun control measures including banning semi-automatic weapons, instant background checks, and doing away with regulation loopholes at gun shows.

The senator's support for firearms is very similar to the state he represents. Vermont has had a long tradition of hunting and gun rights. Sanders says that gun ownership in a rural state like Vermont is very different than in urban cities like Chicago, where guns are used by gangs.

"Folks who do not like guns is fine. But we have millions of people who are gun owners in this country -- 99.9 percent of those people obey the law. I want to see real, serious debate and action on guns, but it is not going to take place if we simply have extreme positions on both sides. I think I can bring us to the middle," he said.

Gun rights may be the only issue of the Democratic primary that Sanders looks like a moderate and Clinton looks like an extremist.