Sanders Wants to Repeal Gun Maker Liability Law He Once Supported

Sen. Bernie Sanders supports a bill to remove gun maker liability protections.

Clinton, who served as a Senator from 2001 to 2009, has criticized Sanders frequently on the campaign trail for his vote in support of the bill, the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). She voted against it.

Sanders said he would support the bill that would repeal the 2005 law when it was first announced two weeks ago and became an official co-sponsor Wednesday.

Adames and Diaz also appeared in a press conference Wednesday in which the legislation was officially introduced.

In the press conference Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), one of the repeal bill’s authors, expressed openness to Sanders’ amendment as long as the reporting requirement did not impede the law’s repeal.

“We'd be happy to see what Sen. Sanders has in mind,” Schiff said.