Democratic Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker believes buying a gun is just too comfortable in America.
During a recent appearance on CNN, the presidential hopeful outlined what he believes are less-than-radical ways to reduce gun violence in the United States. Like most of his Democratic colleagues, Booker doesn’t seem to have a lot of faith in individual gun owners or the people they purchase their firearms from.
“Let’s not exaggerate what this is. It’s actually really simple. We do it for passports, we do it for TSA PreCheck. We make sure that the documentation people are putting [forward] aligns with the truth,” the senator said.
Booker went on to defend his position by suggesting that Americans would barely notice a difference in their daily lives with such a reform.
“This is just basically licensing. We do this for people who are driving cars,” he added.
The New Jersey senator’s gun control push follows the typical pattern that we’ve seen form Democratic presidential candidates up to this point. In April, Kamala Harris garnered the ire of America’s gun community when she said that, upon inauguration, she would give Congress 100 to provide her with gun control legislation, or she’ll take executive action. Booker’s stance seems a bit less radical, but his position could easily change as the Democratic primary season heats up.
Watch booker himself explain his position here:
“It’s actually really simple. We do it for passports. We do it for TSA PreCheck,” @CoryBooker says about his plan that would make gun licenses the federal standard. "We do this for people who are driving cars.” https://t.co/qu1D87XGP1 pic.twitter.com/RiIxMNYuFJ
— CNN (@CNN) May 6, 2019
Let’s not kid ourselves here: what Booker is calling for is a national firearms registration — which would be an egregious violation of the U.S. Constitution as it is written.
At this point, Democrats should just be honest and tell us what they really want. They don’t see firearm ownership as a God-given right, which the Second Amendment makes clear. At best, they see it as a privilege to be regulated. But in their fantasy world, it wouldn’t stop there: they want guns removed from the hands of private citizens.
~ Ready to Fire News