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Cory Booker unveils National Gun-Licensing Program plan

Cory Booker unveils National Gun-Licensing Program plan

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced a sweeping gun violence prevention plan. If elected, 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 prioritizes a gun licensing program whereby gun owners would be required to obtain a gun permit and pass an FBI background check.

KCooper
KCooper
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R0411 1 year

I will say that the vast majority of gun control people have their heart in the right place, trying to stop our elevated levels of gun crime and headline grabbing (non gang violence related) mass shootings. That said, I believe focusing on mental health (decreasing use of SSRI drugs) and keeping families together (single parenthood correlates strongly w/crime and poverty) would do way more to help our gun violence problem is in general, and our headline grabbing mass shooting problem in particular. And yes, it is a necessary evil to have an armed populace to keep us safe. Look at Venezuela, where it is very hard to own a gun. More people are dying fighting against their government than would be were they armed. Say what you will about how it got to this point, or who is to blame, but that's the reality in Venezuela today. I hope nobody here is so elitist, or naive enough, that they believe something like that could never happen here. That's why we can't have a registry, so they could never know where to look. But background checks are good, close stupid loopholes (except the gun show loop hole 😋 cause i''s my favorite), extremely harsh prosecution of, and financial penalties (if possible) for those caught illegaly selling firearms. All the NRA teaches is gun safety, and most gun crime is committed by unlawfully owned guns. https///www.politifact.co//new-yor//statement//201//ma//1//john-fas//do-illegal-gun-owners-commit-most-gun-crime-rep-f// Ugh, I feel dirty using politifact, but at least we know i''s true if those biased fools admit.

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