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Hillary Clinton: Says Bernie Sanders "voted for what we call the 'Charleston Loophole.'"

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Fact-checking Hillary Clinton’s claim that Bernie Sanders supported ‘Charleston Loophole’

Trying to highlight an area where she is to the left of her opponent, Hillary Clinton attacked Bernie Sanders for his position on guns during the NBC-YouTube Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C. Guns are a particularly emotional topic in South Carolina after Dylann Roof was accused of killing nine African-Americans in a Charleston church in June. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, defended his record on guns saying that he "supported from day one an instant background check to make certain that people who should have guns do not have guns." Clinton fired back at Sanders with a list of his …

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