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Sanders Calls for National Fracking Ban; Clinton Attacks Him on Gun Control

HeadlineApr 12, 2016

Presidential candidates continue to campaign in New York one week ahead of the primary. Speaking in Long Island, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton attacked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on the issue of gun control.

Hillary Clinton: “Most of the guns that are used in crimes and violence and killings in New York come from out of state. And the state that has the highest per capita number of those guns that end up committing crimes in New York come from Vermont.”

Federal data shows that of the nearly 4,600 out-of-state guns recovered in New York in 2014, just 55 came from Vermont. Speaking in Binghamton, Bernie Sanders proposed a national ban on the oil and gas drilling process known as “fracking.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “What you have done is prove to the world that when people stand up and form a grassroots movement of environmentalists, public health advocates, farmers, working families and religious leaders, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish.”

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