The Democrats’ Gun-Control Paradox
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In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, 2020 Democrats aren’t holding back in their attacks on President Trump or proposals for new gun laws. At the forefront is New Jersey’s Sen. Cory Booker, who released a gun control plan weeks ago calling for mandatory federal vetting of all gun owners by federal investigators, a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and a mandatory gun buyback program (aka “confiscation”) of guns that Booker’s plan would ban. In a recent CNN interview, Booker would not rule out sending gun owners to jail for refusing to hand over lawfully-purchased guns later banned under his proposals.