With friends like these.
Also not doing him any favors is the National Rifle Association, which on Monday morning praised Sanders for his debate comments.
Also during Sunday's debate, Sanders made clear to emphasize that he has a D-minus rating from the NRA. Clearly, he doesn't want to be tied to the NRA. Apparently, the NRA has other ideas.
But why is the NRA doing this? It would almost seem as though they are punishing a Democrat for offering a middle-ground view on an issue of import to gun owners. Maybe they felt the need to point out that even Bernie Sanders is with them on such issues?
Whatever the case, Sanders would probably prefer they pipe down.