Clinton ‘pleased’ Sanders ‘flip-flopped’ on guns
© Getty Images

Democratic primary front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge HW Bush wears 'book socks' to Barbara Bush's funeral to honor her passion for literacy Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush Hillary Clinton to fundraise in DC for public charter high school MORE on Sunday said she is grateful that her main primary rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersHannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?' Chuck Todd lashes out at Fox, defends wife in radio interview Trump pressed Sessions to fire FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts: report MORE “flip-flopped” on the issue of guns.

“One of my biggest differences has been on guns, and I’m very pleased that he flip-flopped on the immunity legislation,” she said, referring to Sanders’s position to repeal legislation granting gun manufactures legal immunity.

“Now I hope he will flip-flop on what we call the 'Charleston loophole' and join legislation to close that,” she added. “Because it’s been a key argument of my campaign that we Democrats – in fact, Americans – need to stand up to the gun lobby and pass comprehensive, commonsense gun measures that will make Americans safer. And that’s what I intend to do.”

Sanders said later on the show that he resents the characterization that he is arm in arm with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“I resent very much the Clinton camp saying I’m in the NRA lobby,” he said. “I have a D-minus, that’s a ‘D,’ like in ‘David,’ from the NRA.”

“I have always believed in a strong, instant background check and doing away with the gun show loophole, which the president is now trying to do,” he added.

The Vermont senator said he has been supportive of legislation to hold gun manufacturers accountable for the actions of their clientele “for several months.”

“If, for example, a manufacturer understands that he is selling guns to an area that are being distributed to criminals, of course that manufacturer should be held liable,” he said.

“So there is new legislation that has now been – I think is going to be introduced, and I am supportive of that. But this is a position that I’ve had for several months.”