Bernie Sanders – Bernie Sanders says private citizens have up to 10 million assault weapons, more than US military

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Bernie Sanders says private citizens have up to 10 million assault weapons, more than US military

The United States doesn’t require gun registration. So, when U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., claims private citizens have more assault weapons than members of the military do, how does he know? "There are more assault rifles, as I understand it, in the hands of private citizens than in the hands of the United States military," the 2020 presidential candidate said in the wake of the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. "We're talking about 5 (million) to 10 million assault weapons in the hands of private citizens." Sanders’ claim suffers a bit from …

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