Cameron Joseph for New York Daily News reports:

Bernie Sanders defended his past opposition to some gun control measures in a testy exchange Thursday night.

….Sanders was confronted at an appearance by Honora Laszlo, the local chairwoman of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, who criticized him for his votes and statements opposing some gun control measures.

“If somebody has a gun and somebody steals that gun and shoots somebody, do you really think it makes sense to blame the manufacturer of that weapon?” Sanders said, before he and Laszlo began talking over one another.

…Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist, is a hardline liberal on most issues. His economic populism has been earning him plaudits from progressives, generating enthusiasm with the liberal Democratic base and pumping up his poll numbers in early voting states. But he has a mixed record on gun control, and Clinton is to his left on an issue that’s crucial to many progressives.

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