Cory Booker: Car Drivers Are Licensed, Gun Owners Should Be Too

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Thirteen of the democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the DNC's summer meeting. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Democrat presidential hopeful Cory Booker suggests gun owners should be licensed because drivers are.

He tweeted:

Booker did not mention New Jersey residents must obtain a Firearm Purchaser Identification Card before being allowed to buy a gun. Despite this licensing scheme, the gun violence in Newark is so intense Booker has used that city to justify a push for even more gun control throughout his campaign.

Booker also did not mention that Chicago, like all of Illinois, licenses gun owners via a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card requirement, yet the number of shootings and deaths in Chicago continues to grip the nation.

Booker is also campaigning on an “assault weapons” ban, universal background checks, a TSA precheck-style interview for would-be gun purchasers, among other gun controls.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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