“Gun control” will be a major issue in the 2020 Democratic primary.
Round One of the first Democrat candidates’ debates is history, and if there is one thing upon which grassroots gun rights activists seem to agree, it’s that none of the people on that Miami stage Wednesday evening has even a remote grasp of the Second Amendment, and what separates constitutionally-enumerated rights from government-regulated privileges.
A good gauge of public reaction appears at NJ.com, which focused on New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s proposal to require licensing of gun owners. Readers responding to the story Thursday morning wonder if Booker, the former Newark mayor and an avowed anti-gunner, ever read the Bill of Rights.
Writing at Townhall, Beth Baumann observed, “People like Booker are dangerous, especially when it comes to our Constitutional rights. We shouldn’t need permission to own a gun. We shouldn’t need a piece of paper to exercise our Second Amendment rights.”
Pushing varying levels of gun control occupied several minutes of the debate Wednesday evening and might also be part of the Thursday evening session.
by David Workman