Hillary Clinton suggested Monday that Bernie Sanders' home state of Vermont is responsible for many of the guns that end up being used for violence in New York.
"Here's what I want you to know: most of the guns that are used in crimes and violence and killings in New York come from out of state," she said at an event focused on gun control issues in Port Washington, N.Y. "And the state that has the highest per capita number of those guns that end up committing crimes in New York come from Vermont."
"So this is not, 'Oh, you know, I live in a rural state, we don't have any of these problems,'" she continued. "This is, you know what, it's easy to cross borders, criminals, domestic abusers, traffickers, people who are mentally ill, they cross borders too and sometimes they do it to get the guns they use. This has to become a voting issue for those of us who want to save lives."
Clinton has repeatedly hit Sanders over his record on gun control, though this line of attack in particular is new. She most frequently refers to his past support for a law that would grant immunity to gun manufacturers when their guns are used in crimes.