He says he can take guns away from the people….

Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that his record makes him the best qualified presidential candidate to push through new limits on guns.

Despite criticism that the independent Vermonter has been to the right of many liberals on gun rules, Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is best positioned to negotiate new restrictions preventing mentally ill people from acquiring weapons.

“I do not accept the fact that I have been weak on this issue. I have been strong on this issue,” Sanders claimed.

“In fact, coming from a rural state that has almost no gun control, I think I can get beyond the noise and all of these arguments and people shouting at each other and come up with real constructive gun control legislation which, most significantly, gets guns out of the hands of people who should not have them,” he said.

Despite the fact that Sanders is considered among the most liberal Democrats on many issues, he has been more moderate on gun issues