Wow: CNN's Tapper Actually Questions Cory Booker on Effectiveness of His Gun Control Plan

NewsBusters | 6/3/2019 | Staff
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2020 Democrat Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) probably didn’t expect to actually have to defend his own policies when he appeared on liberal CNN this weekend, but that’s exactly what happened. CNN’s Jake Tapper had Booker on his show, State of the Union early Sunday, where he immediately pressed the Democrat to explain how his gun control plan would have prevented the recent shooting massacre in Virginia Beach.

Tapper began by summarizing the tragic shooting last Friday, where a disgruntled city government employee went on a shooting rampage killing twelve of his co-workers. The CNN host explained that the shooter used handguns purchased legally, before bringing on Booker to answer questions about his radical gun control plan he announced in early May, which included a federal licensing database. Straight away, Tapper challenged how Booker’s plan would’ve stopped the VA beach shooting:

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You said yesterday mass shootings in America, quote, can't just go on in our country. You’ve unveiled a comprehensive gun reform plan. Now ATF says the two weapons used in the attack were handguns, not semi-automatic assault rifles and they say they were purchased legally. How would your plan have stopped this tragedy if at all?

As Booker rambled generally about the problem of gun violence, Tapper pressed...
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