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Mayor Booker: 'Legal Gun Buyers Aren't Causing Murders in Newark and Chicago and Other Places'
Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST by opentalk

Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain.

Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places"

… CORY BOOKER, NEWARK MAYOR (D-N.J.): To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens.

In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor...The guns that are causing carnage in our cities, my city and our country, every single year are acquired illegally.

… that don’t make the headlines… data shows that no legal gun buyer in Newark has been responsible for any of the shootings. If I tell you that right now, legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; booker; chicago; corybooker; greatsociety; guncontrol; il; illinois; newark; newjersey; nj; secondamendment; tbone; waronpoverty

1 posted on 02/03/2013 2:35:36 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Um ,is that cause it’s illegal to murder?


2 posted on 02/03/2013 2:43:30 PM PST by rsobin
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To: opentalk

I guess Mayor Booker just proved my point. No one wants to say it but the Violence problem in America is isolated to the inner city Gubmint projects and the life long welfare recipients who dwell there. If the numbers from black on black, drug, and gang related murders were tossed out there wouldn’t be enough murders to make a good 30 minute news report. If we had harsher mandatory penalties including the death penalty for murders, rapes, and robberies with a stolen gun the so called problem would be solved.


3 posted on 02/03/2013 2:44:07 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: opentalk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bCA3yqkMUI


4 posted on 02/03/2013 2:45:07 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: opentalk

Back to the woodshed with you!

Of course, he is setting himself up for 2016.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 2:45:57 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“Of course, he is setting himself up for 2016.”

OBVIOUSLY, but we also should look at it as good news, since he’s showing just how pro-gun this country is now. He can’t even run as a Democrat in New Jersey and push gun-grabbing...at least openly.


6 posted on 02/03/2013 2:53:05 PM PST by BobL
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To: opentalk

Wow....a sane democrat....and black too...

Let’s see how fast he backtracks that statement ....when he is told he wandered too far off the moon bat plantation ...


7 posted on 02/03/2013 2:59:27 PM PST by JZoback
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To: JZoback

He backtracked pretty quick last time he upset the massa in DC. I think Corey Booker is not a typical dem but he can’t be honest about it. Maybe he will wise up.


8 posted on 02/03/2013 3:09:49 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: opentalk
Booker often comes out with the truth.

He always walks it back a couple days later, though, when he gets leaned on by the Party.

9 posted on 02/03/2013 3:10:46 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: rsobin
-- Um ,is that cause it's illegal to murder? --

I think he's referring to the legal ownership of the firearm, regardless of the murder.

Either the firearm is "illegal" somehow (I'm thinking "stolen" or sold across state lines w/o involvement of a FFL), or the possessor is barred.

Keep in mind that NJ has asinine gun laws. The hoops that legal gun buyers have to go through are substantial. It is difficult and expensive to be a legal gun owner in NJ; and near impossible to be legally bearing arms outside of ones home. If all Booker is saying is that NJ's model is okay, he's not admitting that open or concealed carry is okay.

10 posted on 02/03/2013 3:20:50 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: opentalk

RUH-ROH. Back to the woodshed, Cory.....


11 posted on 02/03/2013 3:20:50 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: JZoback

He also brought up Chicago shootings also...a topic MSM avoids, Rahm tries to blame on gun laws.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 3:21:17 PM PST by opentalk
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To: cquiggy
Violence problem in America is isolated to the inner city Gubmint projects and the life long welfare recipients who dwell there.

To be even more specific, violence in America is mostly isolated to democrat and left wing enclaves: inner city drug trade, occupy trust fund white liberals, white anarchists, and broken families of the Murphy Brown generation.

13 posted on 02/03/2013 3:29:49 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

/bingo

Great Society Success Story ping.

Thanks opentalk.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 3:30:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: opentalk

This guy is alright. I like a liberal who can embrace the occasional fact. These guys, we might can work with.


15 posted on 02/03/2013 3:32:03 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: 353FMG
Powerful video...msm just keeps airing Gabby Gifford's, not other testimonies
16 posted on 02/03/2013 3:36:40 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Lazamataz

Data Driven DemocRATS? Mutant deviates, they are.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 3:44:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: opentalk

I can’t help but like this guy

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57413588/newark-mayor-cory-booker-race-into-home-fire-was-a-come-to-jesus-moment/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/newark-mayor-corey-booker-jabs-obama-attacking-mitt-romney-record-bain-capital-addresses-comments-twitter-youtube-article-1.1081956


18 posted on 02/03/2013 3:44:29 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: Vince Ferrer; cquiggy

Together, you have 100% of the answer. Unfortunately, despite intermittent periods of sanity, Booker remains a Democrat.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 3:46:48 PM PST by Postman (........................................................Flies get too little credit.)
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To: cquiggy
The law should be that if you possess a weapon during the commission of a felony crime, you get life (no parole) in prison at hard labor. If you USE or threaten to use a weapon or violence during the commission of a felony crime, you get the death penalty. If ANYONE is injured or dies during the commission of a felony crime, you get the death penalty. All damages, injuries, & deaths occurring during the commission of a felony crime are the sole responsibility of the perp(s).

This might not stop violent crime immediately, but it will end the concept of repeat offenders, vastly lowering the rate of violent crime. Offenders will know their fate before they act; perhaps causing them to think twice before putting that knife of gun in their pocket. Victims will know that harsh punishment has been given the perp. Society will be a much safer after a few generations of thugs dying in prison rather than procreating.

20 posted on 02/03/2013 3:59:52 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: opentalk

My bottom line for any legislation.

Assault Weapon Ban - leave it up to the states, with the two feature rule (not Feinstein’s one feature rule) being the minimum any state can regulate.

Magazine Size - leave it up to the states, with for
long guns - no more than 30, no less than 10
hand guns - no more than 20, no less than 10
rimfire -no limit on than high end, no
less than 10

Background Checks - For every purchase, except family members. To been done by any FFL or police department. Fees to be paid for by the government, not seller or purchaser. Let the whole population pay for it, not just gun owners.

This law would have to be at least unchangeable for the next 30 years, to prevent any continuing chipping away.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 4:24:14 PM PST by gusty
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To: opentalk

No duh


22 posted on 02/03/2013 4:58:03 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: gusty

None of the above.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 5:04:26 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Kozak

If Corey Booker said that, it means the gun control debate is officially over.

Next up, sequestration.


24 posted on 02/03/2013 5:09:27 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: opentalk

A black man speaks the truth and no one listens.


25 posted on 02/03/2013 5:10:06 PM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: JZoback
This is the guy who was accused of not being "black enough" during his first mayoral campaign a while back. The plantation really is a state of mind, isn't it? The Democratic machine can't handle a black man who was born and raised in a wealthy New Jersey suburb by parents who were both IBM executives.

Interestingly, I suspect Booker and Chris Christie have been helping each other orchestrate their political careers. Booker agreed not to run against Christie in 2013, and Christie will support Booker against that old fossil Lautenberg in 2014.

26 posted on 02/03/2013 7:00:30 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Mister Da; All

“The law should be that if you possess a weapon during the commission of a felony crime, you get life (no parole) in prison at hard labor.”

The problem with that is that we are all felons multiple times over now. You cannot help but commit felonies, mostly white collar federal ones, every day.

I have talked to several doctors. They all say the laws are now structured so that you cannot practice medicine without committing felonies.

The only question is: Do they want to get YOU for some reason or another.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 7:50:58 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: opentalk

ping to save

thanks open talk


28 posted on 02/03/2013 7:53:35 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: marktwain
I understand completely that the current ruling class is determined to felony criminalize as many people as possible to disarm, disenfranchise, impoverish, & eventually, enslave them. The idea is to pass so many complex laws that no citizen can avoid violating them, while exempting yourself & friends from such laws, as the Congress regularly does, & applying those laws selectively against their opposition.

My sentencing rules for weapons carrying felons are suggestions for the Second Republic, after the first one is dissolved through revolution. I would never expect our present ruling class to pass common sense laws that would actually suppress violent crime, a primary tool used by the them to further enslave the people with more control in the name of public safety.

29 posted on 02/04/2013 5:45:00 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: MestaMachine

“I think Corey Booker is not a typical dem but he can’t be honest about it.”

Corey Booker is a typical dem in a bankrupt state, county, and city; that lack of funds is the only thing that makes him any different from other dems. Rather than continue chasing out taxpayers, and businesses, he has to beg them to stay and he knows it.

Socially he is to the left of Obama; even the Kenyan Pirate realized homosexuality violates the Koran.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 7:01:59 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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