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Kirsten Gillibrand tearfully asked Bernie Sanders to get tougher on guns

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) had some tough words Monday for Bernie Sanders on his gun control stance.

"It's so crippling. I mean, I sat down with a mother last week in Brooklyn, and she lost her 4-year-old baby... she took her kid to a park. Every mom takes their kid to a park. And she took her kid to a park and the kid was killed, a baby, a 4-year-old, a little toddler," the Hillary Clinton supporter told Politico, tearing up. "[Sanders] doesn't have the sensitivity he needs to the horror that is happening in these families. I just don't think he's fully getting how horrible it is for these families."

Sanders has opposed holding weapons manufacturers responsible for gun violence.

Ahead of Tuesday's New York primary, listen to Gillibrand's full interview below. Julie Kliegman