Presidential candidate Cory Booker proposes national gun license for all gun owners

How is Spartacus going to ensure that criminals comply with this fantasy?

From Yahoo: Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training.

National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S. senator from New Jersey released on Monday. It’s his second policy rollout in three weeks as he tries to break through the crowded Democratic primary field .

While current gun owners and first-time buyers would be subject to the federal license requirement, a transition period would allow current owners to come into compliance, the Booker campaign said.

No such national gun license program currently exists. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted some form of licensing or permit rules before people can buy guns, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

“I am sick and tired of hearing thoughts and prayers for the communities that have been shattered by gun violence — it is time for bold action,” Booker said in a statement.

Last month during a high-profile speech in his hometown of Newark, Booker vowed to “bring a fight” to the National Rifle Association, which generally opposes gun restrictions.

Booker, a former mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, said gun violence is an issue close to him, with several people being shot in his neighborhood recently.”We must step up and deal with something that is crushing communities, destroying lives and really just tearing apart families,” Booker said in an interview on CBS’ “CBS This Morning.”

Booker’s gun control agenda includes universal background checks for gun buyers; the reinstitution of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity firearm magazines; and the modernization of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The plan would face a steep climb to winning approval from a Democratic House and would face even stiffer resistance in a Republican-controlled Senate, where less-sweeping gun control measures have failed in recent years.

President Donald Trump has said the constitutional right to bear arms is “under assault.” Trump, a Republican, spoke at the NRA’s annual convention last month, vowing to fight for gun rights and imploring NRA members to rally behind his reelection bid.

Booker, who launched his presidential campaign in February, has struggled to rise from the low single digits in polls of the 21-candidate Democratic primary field, though he recently secured the 65,000 donors necessary to meet both qualifications for participation in next month’s first debate .

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William
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William

Why is this annoying insect even in the “news”? Hey Spartacus, I’d like to propose that all presidential candidates (hahaha) pass a background check and a psychiatric exam. How bout dat? Now go back to your hood in Newark and tell the fellas hanging out with their 40’s and 9’s that they have to take a safety course and get licensed. Better wear your flak jacket

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Maryaha

Cory Booker represents a state that qualifies as a sh*thole. He couldn’t organize a trip to the bathroom. There was a huge ATF bust in Holmby Hills area of CA yesterday. Hundreds of guns, mainly rifles, were found in a house with some very bizarre history, including connections to the Getty family. The news report said they suspect that firearms were being sold and manufactured there. Could someone have been planning an uprising of some kind? There was a news story a while back that illegal aliens had been arrested in southern California, wearing military uniforms and driving military-like vehicles.… Read more »

Watertender
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Watertender

Another political shitbag that has or will have 24 hour armed guards. These creeps do nothing but piss me off…

GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

My 357 sits by my Bible on my nightstand.
It isn’t tearing apart anybody’s family.
But it sure guarantees the safety of mine.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Just another shrieking swisher trying to get attention. It’s hard to stand out in a field of insane misfits. He’s look right at home with Fat Jerry (Jabba?) the Hutt and Nasty Nancy.

They should take their whole “candidate” list and post it on the wall of the Post Office.

Eddie
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Eddie

A “license” is permission from the state to do something which would be illegal otherwise. You don’t need permission from the state to exercise a natural right.

Spartacus. I wonder who ties his shoes.

Jackie Puppet
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Cory must have a death wish…

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

Spartacus Homo Booker thinks its ok that the FBI,CIA,NSA illegally spied on the Trump campaign (and a coup), but was outraged that the NYPD was spying on Judeo-Muslim Mosques in Newark NJ!

Newark Mayor Seeks Probe of NYPD Muslim Spying
In Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker said he was offended by the NYPD’s secret surveillance of his city’s Muslims.
https://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/ap-newark-mayor-seeks-probe-of-nypd-muslim-spying.html

Lophatt
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Lophatt

And why would I need State permission to do something that God gave me the right to do and the Constitution guaranteed compliance with? How can these sworn officials do anything in defiance of The Constitution?

There is no codicil on “…shall not be infringed”. These creatures are vermin.