NJ’s Embarrassing Sen. Booker Ignores the Constitution & History ~ VIDEO

Opinion By Larry Keane

Cory Booker IMG Source NSSF OP Ed
Cory Booker IMG Source NSSF OP Ed

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s tough to stay relevant in a twenty-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination that’s marked by provocative and far-left ideas, especially when enacting constitutionally suspect gun control.

But don’t ever say U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) doesn’t give it his best effort. His latest gun control proposal ignores basic constitutional protections of Creator-endowed rights and the racist history of the left’s favorite gun control ideas.

Recently, Sen. Booker tweeted “If you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to buy and possess a gun. Some states are doing this already — and it saves lives.”

Licensing Rights

This proposal has been echoed repeatedly by many presidential candidates so far in this cycle. That’s right. They want you to be licensed by the government to exercise a right for which the U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids the federal government infringement. The first flaw in the senator’s thinking is that such an infringement on the Second Amendment is saving lives. The city of Chicago, for example, requires gun owners to license themselves via the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. If what Sen. Booker had said were actually true, then Chicago would not “consistently (have) more total killings than any other U.S. city” with 27 people killed in the first two weeks of August.

Booker’s statement is not only wrong, but it is also incredibly hypocritical. Earlier this month, the New Jersey senator took to Twitter again to suggest repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects the firearms industry from frivolous lawsuits that attempt to hold manufacturers liable for the criminal misuse of a lawfully sold, non-defective firearm.

Such attempts to assert liability without any basis in law are preposterous and applied to no other industry. Courts, and everyday Americans, recognize the absurdity of allowing someone who is the victim of a drunk driving accident to sue the manufacturer of the car a drunk driver was operating at the time of the crash. In other words, Sen. Booker wants to treat law-abiding gun owners like licensed drivers but at the same time hold the firearms manufacturers of America to a level of legal liability not ever considered for any other industry.

Sen. Booker clearly does not understand the difference between a constitutionally protected right and state requirements for using public roads. Bearing arms is an inalienable right in this country and a law that would require the government to license who can arm themselves and with what is a direct attack on our rights.

Gun Control’s Racist Roots

It doesn’t end there. Sen. Booker should know the racist history of the gun licensing scheme that arose in the Jim Crow-era South to ensure African-Americans wouldn’t be able to exercise and enjoy their God-given rights. In fact, Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist who challenged slavery and racism, railed against state and local infringement of gun rights for African Americans just one month after the Confederacy’s surrender. State Supreme Courts recognized many of the gun control laws that emerged and grew beyond the South were drafted with the “purpose of disarming” African Americans.

Today, co-founder of Black Guns Matter, Maj Toure, takes his message to inner cities that suffer high crime and explains the racist roots of gun control actually predate America. They were present in French colonial Louisiana. Toure said the “the first gun control rules pop off in Virginia” after Emancipation.

Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, recently defended gun rights on The View, reminding viewers that neither Alabama’s Gov. “Bull” Connor nor Birmingham police would protect African Americans. She explained her father and his friends would fire guns in the air when Ku Klux Klan and “night riders” would threaten their neighborhood.

“I’m sure if Bull Connor had known where those guns were, he would have rounded them up,” she said. “So I don’t favor some things like gun registration.”

Fortunately, America’s millions of law-abiding gun owners will prove at the ballot box that we cannot be swayed by illogical talking points, no matter how frequently they are parroted by out of touch politicians who ignore our constitution and our history.


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tomcat
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tomcat

Fox had a reporter go to NJ to interview some of the people that elected Booger hook. He has not impressed the voters in his district. The main complaint about him is that he has done nothing for them. Afterall, they are democrats and they expect the free bees to keep rolling in. He may not survive another election.

james
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james

The son of two IBM employees and Yale graduate, he equates the Bill of Rights to a Bill of Needs.

james
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james

Save lives? The recent mass shooters almost all acquired the firearms legally,
Ft. Hood, Navy Yard, Colorado theater, FL, CA, SC, etc etc etc.
Laws do not save live, are only tools for prosecution.

Circle8
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Circle8

Cory Booker is a thug, a criminal and an IDIOT. He believes gun makers should be responsible for the acts of criminals using their product but still believes car makers and other makers of instruments that caused thousands to die should be given a free pass. He has never blamed the doctors, makers of defective medical equipment, sloppiness of doctors who cause HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DEATHS EACH YEAR for anything? Has he ever complained of knives, baseball bats, tools or other machinery that can cause injury? All he does is shoot his street mouth off about things to get… Read more »

John
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John

Spartacus wanna be (NOT) fails to distinguish between the privilege of driving to Rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights. He further fails to understand The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed by Congress in 2005, codified in Title 15 USC 7901-7903; a bipartisan bill which passed the Senate by 65-31 and House by 283-144, large enough to overcome an attempted filibuster. Remington Arms has requested the Supremes grant Certiorari (#19-268) from the majority opinion below finding “militaristic marketing” was an unfair trade practice, reducing the PLCAA to mere cold print on paper, seeking “quo ante” when Tort… Read more »

willyd
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willyd

Most of the Demo-Rats have armed security if not all of them, Only Me, Not Thee, mentality is totally alive and well with their Party, the only thing that their Party supports is their own agenda, we will not have any Bill of Rights, or Constitution, they will either Destroy it or Flat Out Ignore it!!!!!!!BY ANY MEANS!!!!!!!!!!!

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

***If you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to buy and possess a gun.***
booker ignores that the RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS is enshrined in the Constitution! Somebody needs to educate that boy about the difference between crime rates in restrictive cities and states and those that allow citizens free exercise of the Second Amendment.

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

He is habitually using the same sort of arguments that socialists always have, when their “worker’s paradise” dictatorship of the proletariat fails because it cannot compete against even marginally free enterprise, so they disarm the peasants in order to make their rule more secure.
How many schools teach that the Pilgrims’ Colony was founded on socialist principles, and failed to produce enough to keep the colonists from starvation, UNTIL they tossed the socialist charter and became capitalists.
THAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE FIRST THANKSGIVING!

Vern
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Vern

Many conservative blacks I know are for the 2A, and just like myself and millions other Americans, they own guns and obey the laws. It is the left side of the nation that doesn’t want conservative Americans to own guns. The left wants the American people to be disarmed so they can pursue the blood bath of the people to drive a fear of the government so deep that those in government don’t have to worry about a revolution. The left knows that it is easier to slaughter people when they have no means to fight back. When the government… Read more »

Wesman78
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Wesman78

I think the quote was “when government fears the people there is liberty, when the people fear the government there is tyranny.”

Vern
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Vern

Thanks, I couldn’t remember the wording. Something the left doesn’t want the people to know about.

Mac
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Mac

Booker (Sperticus) is an IDIOT for sure!

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

He is either 1) dumb as a box of rocks – which I doubt (he is, after all, let out in public without a keeper) OR 2) an outright damnable liar. There is no in-between, no gray area, no possible alternative. It is indeed one or the other.

I wonder, which one would he be more likely to admit to?

xring2245
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xring2245

Yep, Cory Booker is a big joke,

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

But, he is a “true believer” in the eventual triumph of socialism over EEeeeevil capitalism. Just ignore the millions of dead from previous failed experiments in that bloody kleptocracy and the current ongoing disaster in venezuela

RoyD
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RoyD

Some people raise “shuck and jive” to an art form