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Mon May 6, 2019, 06:43 PM

 

How Sen. Cory Booker would curb gun violence

Sen. Cory Booker on Monday rolled out a sweeping gun-control agenda that includes requiring licenses for all gun owners, one of the most aggressive gun-related proposals from a 2020 Democrat.

The 14-part plan is part of what the New Jersey Democrat said was a “personal fight” to combat a gun violence "epidemic." It's sure to meet with fierce pushback from gun-rights groups like the National Rifle Association and faces an uncertain fate in Congress.

The core of the New Jersey senator’s proposal is a federal gun-licensing program that would require, among other things, a comprehensive FBI background check and proof of completion of a gun-safety course. After a license is approved, holders “could freely purchase and own firearms” for the five-year duration of their license, “with regular, automatic checks to flag non-compliance with license terms” and the possibility of renewal.

The plan would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as bump stocks, and it calls for instituting a universal background check system that would be enforced on sales at gun shows and in private and online sales. In addition, Booker has proposed requiring gun manufacturers to implement a technology for handguns known as microstamping, which he said would help police trace bullet shell casings to the guns that fired them.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/06/cory-booker-gun-violence-1296863

Booker knows EXACTLY the toll guns are taking on our poorer communities, he chooses to live where conditions are worst

"From 1998 to 2006, Booker lived in Brick Towers, a troubled housing complex in Newark's Central Ward. In November 2006, as one of the last remaining tenants in Brick Towers, Booker left his apartment for the top unit in a three-story rental on Hawthorne Avenue in Newark's South Ward, an area described as "a drug- and gang-plagued neighborhood of boarded-up houses and empty lots".[202] Brick Towers has since been demolished, and a new mixed-income development was built there in 2010.[203]"
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uawchild May 2019 OP
Kurt V. May 2019 #1
DesertRat May 2019 #2
LongtimeAZDem May 2019 #3
Jake Stern May 2019 #4
rogue emissary May 2019 #5
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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:46 PM

1. the eventual dem candidate (possible booker) should incorporate the best policy of the other dems.

 

this is one
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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #1)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:09 PM

2. I completely agree. nt

 

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Mon May 6, 2019, 08:12 PM

4. Great way to lose votes

 

First he would have to get it past a skeptical congress, including Dem representatives from red, heavily pro-gun districts, and Senators like Joe Manchin who also come from a deep red state with high gun ownership.

Then if that miracle happened it would almost certainly get tossed by SCOTUS.

What is the solution to spiraling gun violence? Unfortunately the answer involves 2/3 of congress and 38 states coming together to alter or remove the Second Amendment. Until we can gather those numbers there's not much we can do but try and see if something sticks like the the bump stock ban keeping in mind that a majority of Americans are supportive of gun rights.
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Mon May 6, 2019, 08:32 PM

5. Kick, really impressed with his plan.

 

Sad to see the majority of Democrats running promote the most milquetoast solutions.
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Tue May 7, 2019, 01:54 AM

6. K and R

 

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