Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.Y.) jumped on board Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-Calif.) bandwagon of making increased gun control a huge component of his bid for president.
And then Dana Loesch of the NRA destroyed him.
According to Fox News, Booker said his “most sweeping gun violence prevention plan ever put forth by a presidential candidate” — as touted by his campaign — would make getting a gun similar to the process of getting a driver’s license through a new federal registration program.
If elected president, Booker said he would move to ban “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines, Politico reported. Universal background checks would be required, including for private party sales.
“Bulk gun” purchases would be outlawed. For instance, a person could only buy one handgun a month. On top of that, he would look into forcing gun manufacturers to use “microstamping” technology to link every bullet fired to the gun that it was fired from.
As for Booker’s federal licensing program, it would require new and current gun owners to go through a federally approved gun safety course, have the FBI dig into their background, and be approved for gun ownership by the federal government.
On top of that, the Democratic candidate took a shot at the National Rifle Association, vowing to punish them and demanding that the IRS consider stripping the organization of its tax-exempt status.
NRA spokeswoman Loesch returned fire on Twitter, riddling his plan full of holes.
Loesch also pointed out what Washington Examiner executive editor Philip Klein observed, that making licenses for owning a gun similar to licenses for driving a car would actually remove some restrictions on gun ownership that Booker would never, ever want removed.