Cory Booker won't say whether he'll jail Americans who refuse to surrender firearms they lawfully purchased if he's president: pic.twitter.com/DTGDDLp2ud
— Mikhael Smits (@mikhaelsmits) May 6, 2019
One White House hopeful is rolling out a gun control plan that would put many Second Amendment believers behind bars.
Senator Cory Booker’s proposal abandons the Constitution under the guise of fighting gun violence. (Daily Wire)
In other words, Booker needs a spark — perhaps a spark to energize the increasingly hard-left Democratic Party activist base. In a CNN appearance on Monday, Booker may have tried to generate that spark by offering a (tyrannical and anti-constitutional) paean to the vehemently anti-Second Amendment partisans of the Democratic Party base.
Mikhael Smits of The Washington Free Beacon tweeted Booker’s underlying CNN clip and noted: “Cory Booker won’t say whether he’ll jail Americans who refuse to surrender firearms they lawfully purchased if he’s president.”
As Smits elaborated, CNN anchor Poppy Harlow pressed Booker on whether he agreed with the proposals of his fellow 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), an anti-gun stalwart, who supports “buy-back programs, where Americans who currently have [certain types of] guns could sell them, essentially, to the government.” As Harlow noted, Swalwell then proposes that if the gun owners “don’t [turn in their weapons] within a certain period of time, they would be prosecuted, thrown in jail.”
Booker prevaricated, initially resorting to the tangential leftist platitude that the “critical thing is I think most Americans agree that these weapons of war should not be on our streets.”