Cory Booker Releases Plan To Reduce Gun Deaths

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, is proposing a plan to reduce gun suicides by limiting the access to firearms for those who are at risk of self-harm. A CDC report released in 2018 revealed that over 22,000 people died from firearm suicides in 2016.

The five-point plan includes the implementation of federal gun licensing program, which is a centerpiece of the gun control plan Booker unveiled last week and would require a background check, safety training and an in-person interview, which Booker argues would help identify people at risk of suicide.

Another feature of the plan includes incentivizing “extreme risk” laws, where law enforcement and family members are allowed to intervene by petitioning courts to take firearms from those at risk of hurting others or themselves.

“Gun suicides are an aspect of the gun violence epidemic that rarely get the attention they deserve,” Booker said in a statement. “We should be doing so much more as a country to stop these preventable deaths, and it’s shameful that the gun lobby is standing in the way.”

Read more at CBS.

{Matzav.com}

4 COMMENTS

  1. The five-point plan includes the implementation of federal gun licensing program, which is a centerpiece of the gun control plan Booker unveiled last week and would require a background check, safety training and an in-person interview, which Booker argues would help identify people at risk of suicide.

    It’s not such a bad idea in itself even though it won’t accomplish too much.

    A high percentage of those who commit suicide using firearms are law enforcement officials who have to have gun access.

    Also it would do little for those who weren’t suicidal at the time they got a gun license which is probably the majority of those who commit suicide using firearms.

    Finally someone looking to commit suicide has plenty of ways to do it without a firearm.

    Therefore one could questions how many lives would actually be saved by such a law.

    Even so, it’s not a bad idea. Who will it hurt?

  2. If he wants to prevent suicide, he should ban mandatory vaccinations. They are extremely dangerous and can possibly lead to death.

  3. What about a plan to reduce being suicided by the upper echelon? Solution: Take the guns away from ALL Democrats. They’re a danger to society as most attacks are committed by Democrats.

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