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Bernie Sanders Reverses Course on Gun Immunity Vote

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    Bernie Sanders Reverses Course on Gun Immunity Vote
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    FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks in Hanover, N.H.

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign announced he would support a bill to strip legal immunity from gun manufacturers, a status they gained from a 2005 bill for which Sanders voted, NBC News reported.

    In a statement Saturday night, Sanders said he would support legislation introduced by Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and California Rep. Adam Schiff to repeal parts of the 2005 law, which shielded manufacturers and sellers from lawsuits.

    Sanders previously said he would reconsider the law, but said last week his vote was “not a mistake.”

    Clinton campaign chairman John Poesta said the team was pleased with the change, but that it was a flip-flop.