2020 Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced a new gun control policy, which would require owners to register and obtain a federal license. Booker obviously wants to gain some more attention since he sits at 2.5 percent in the Real Clear Politics average of polls.

Emily Larsen reports at the Washington Examiner:

Cory Booker plans national gun registry

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker on Monday unveiled a new gun control plan that calls for federal licenses for gun owners and an investigation into the National Rifle Association’s nonprofit status.

The New Jersey senator’s campaign called Booker’s plan the “most sweeping gun violence prevention plan ever put forth by a presidential candidate.”

“As president, we will make commonsense changes to our gun laws such as requiring a license to purchase a gun that includes universal background checks, banning assault weapons, and closing the loopholes that allow domestic abusers and people on terrorist watch lists to get their hands on a gun,” Booker said in a statement. “I am sick and tired of hearing thoughts and prayers for the communities that have been shattered by gun violence — it is time for bold action.”…

Under the plan, individuals would need to submit fingerprints, complete a background check, and show completion of a certified gun safety course in order to obtain a federal gun license. It would also limit gun purchasers to buying one handgun per month and ban “assault weapons,” high-capacity magazines, and bump stocks.

Democrats usually cry racism at the mere suggestion of voter ID, but in the case of exercising your Second Amendment rights, Booker says this is no different than obtaining a driver’s license.

Paul Steinhauser reports at FOX News:

Booker argued that just as a driver’s license demonstrates a person’s eligibility and proficiency to drive a car, “a gun license demonstrates that a person is eligible and can meet certain safety and training standards necessary to own a gun.”

The senator said his proposal builds on “rigorous evidence at the state level demonstrating the connection between gun licensing and reduction in gun violence.”

Booker is also singling out the NRA, one of the left’s favorite targets:

Taking aim at the National Rifle Association, the politically powerful organization that mostly opposes gun restrictions, Booker vowed if elected to the White House to “bring a fight to the NRA like they have never ever seen before.”

Booker has an “F” rating from the NRA.

Booker discussed the proposal Monday on CBS This Morning:

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon, one of the most knowledgeable journalists working today on the subject of guns, provided his take:

Finally, note Booker’s refusal to answer this question:

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