2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. promised on Saturday to “bring a fight” to the National Rifle Association, as he called for a range of gun control reforms as part of the hometown launch of his national campaign.
On Saturday Cory Booker kicked off a two-week campaign tour in Newark. The message was reminiscent of Michelle Obama’s statement, “When they go low we go high.” Booker said,
“Critics will tell us that a campaign powered by grace and love and a deep faith in each other” cannot prevail. “But I say it’s the only way we win. The president wants a race to the gutter and to fight us in the gutter. To win, we have to fight from higher ground in order to bring this country to higher ground.”
Booker also announced he is bringing a fight the NRA and our 2nd Amendment rights calling for a range of gun control reforms.
“We won’t wait for more thoughts and prayers for communities that have been shattered by gun violence from Pittsburgh to Parkland to Charleston,” he told the crowd in Newark, where he served as mayor for seven years before becoming a senator. “We will pass universal background checks, we will ban assault weapons and close loopholes that allow people who never should have a gun to get one.”
“And folks, we will bring a fight to the NRA like they have never, ever seen before — and we will win,” he said.
The Constitution was created to limit the power of government, not the liberty or freedom of the people! Politicians must always protect our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones! The Second Amendment guarantees that right!
Booker is focusing on Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. In the 2016 Presidential election, Trump won Iowa and South Carolina while Hillary won Nevada and New Hampshire.