Ahead of the latest debacle of a Presidential debate, Senator Cory Booker symbolically introduced a bill that would mandate federal licensing for anyone who wanted to legally have a gun. Key word there is “legally,” since a large number of gun crimes involve stolen guns. Even far left “think tanks” like American Progress admit this. Booker’s bill would also create a federal gun registry, as license applicants would have to list every gun they have by make, model, and serial number.
Legislation requiring gun owners to receive a federal license every five years was introduced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, who has made gun safety a major issue during his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
“This bill is based on a very simple concept – if you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to buy and possess a gun,” said Booker, who first proposed mandatory gun licensing in May.
Booker’s bill would require would-be gun owners to pass a firearm safety training course, undergo a criminal background check and provide fingerprints. The license would be valid for five years after which time the applicant must pass another safety course and another background check.
In addition, applicants must submit the make, model and serial number of the gun they want to buy, as well as the name of person they are buying or receiving the weapon from.
The measure follows several mass killings, most notably over a single weekend in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.
“We’re in the midst of a national gun violence crisis that is ravaging our country,” Booker said “The consequences of continued congressional inaction are deadly. There have been more mass shootings this year than number of days. We cannot continue to accept this shameful status quo.”
He also called for repealing the protection from lawsuits given to gun dealers and manufacturers. That measure was supported by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who was forced to defend his vote during his 2016 presidential run.
And they think this is how they’ll win 2020 against Trump.