Cory Booker Unveils Gun Control Plan

Headline Roundup May 6th, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker unveiled a gun control plan which would require individuals to obtain a federal license in order to purchase a firearm.

Cory Booker Unveils Gun Control Plan

From the Left
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Democratic presidential candidate and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced a sweeping gun violence prevention plan. If elected, the campaign announced Monday that on day one of his presidency, Booker will use executive action to close gun sales loopholes and to make investments in communities affected by gun violence.

The plan, which is the most extensive gun violence prevention proposal put forth by a presidential candidate to date, prioritizes a gun licensing program whereby gun owners would be required to obtain a gun permit and pass an FBI background check....

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From the Right
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Cory Booker said he backs legislation that would get Americans “thrown in jail” for owning "assault weapons" if they do not hand them over in a buyback program in which they would be sold to the government.

Booker, a senator for New Jersey and 2020 presidential hopeful, said that incarceration would be an option after a “reasonable period" following the buyback offer.

“Again, we should have a law that bans these weapons, and we should have a reasonable period in which people can turn in these weapons. Right now we...

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From the Center
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Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing an aggressive approach to curb the flow of guns in the U.S., including strict new federal requirements for firearm ownership.

The New Jersey senator on Monday called for prospective gun owners to submit to the Federal Bureau of Investigation documentation showing they completed a gun-safety course to obtain a federal gun license, which would be required to purchase a firearm under his proposal. Like other Democrats, he is also calling for a federal background check on virtually all sales; currently, the checks aren’t...

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