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Biden in Vegas takes on Sanders' gun votes in fiery speech

Joe Biden
Posted at 8:58 AM, Feb 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 08:58:57-05

LAS VEGAS -- Joe Biden, standing on a Las Vegas stage roughly 1,000 feet from the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, took on White House rival Bernie Sanders Saturday night for his past vote to exempt gun manufacturers from liability for shootings.

The former vice president devoted the majority of his speech at a Democratic gala on the Las Vegas Strip to deliver a fiery charge against the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers, vowing to hold gun makers accountable if elected president.

“When I’m the president, we’ll take them on, remove the immunity and allow those parents who are trying now to sue for the pain and mayhem they have caused,” Biden said. "We will not rest until they’re able to sue the gun manufacturers and get a ban on assault weapons."