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Clinton supporters in Conn. critical of Sanders' comment on Sandy Hook gun lawsuit

In a conference call organized by Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign, Senator Chris Murphy criticized Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sanders over comments he made in a New York Daily News interview on the gun control issue.  Sanders said he doesn't think victims of gun crimes should be able to sue gun makers. 


Murphy said he is less sure than ever whether Sanders is willing to battle the gun lobby.


Murphy said that Sanders' continued focus on shielding the firearms industry from responsibility for the gun violence epidemic is hard to understand. He continued by saying that Sanders' comments were disturbingly clear that he does not support the ability of Sandy Hook parents to sue the gun manufacturers, in order to be made whole for the murder of their children.


A spokesman for Sanders said the Vermont Senator believes in common sense gun safety laws.  He said efforts to portray Sanders as friendly with the gun industry are "false and misleading".

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