Cory Booker on Gun Control



$1,000 reward for tip on illegal weapons

Newarkers wanted to help; we just had to find ways to let them. To better incentivize getting tips on crimes we formed an anonymous gun hotline where we offered people $1,000 if they called with a tip that led to the recovery of an illegal weapon. We even received tips from people calling from prison. This program resulted in getting many weapons off our streets--and I believe it saved lives.
Source: United, by Senator Cory Booker, p.144 , Feb 16, 2016

Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state

We know we have a gun violence problem in America. The solution is not to get rid of guns. The solution is to have sensible gun laws that keep illegal weapons out of the hands of criminals but also empower communities to make smart choices about how to best protect their neighborhoods, their towns, their cities. Right now moving through our federal legislature is this insane idea that says that people can carry hidden loaded weapons, concealed weapons, all throughout the country regardless of individua state laws. They are basically saying that if in Florida or in Utah, they make a decision to issue a concealed weapon permit, that permit should apply to every other state. Some states may have lax laws. They may allow people that have had domestic viole
Source: 2011 Mayoral website, corybooker.com, Message to Congress , Oct 18, 2011

Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws

We believe, a Coalition of Mayors, called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns", we believe that local states should make their own choices and that other people should respect those laws. The laws of Florida when it comes to concealed loaded weapons should not apply to New Jersey. The laws of New Jersey shouldn't necessarily apply to the laws of UT or AL. We cannot have a situation where Congress passes a law and next thing you know, people are showing up in your community with hidden weapons that you, your state legislature, your mayors don't want to have happen. We need each other to respect the laws of our states. And most importantly we need to respect human lives and come together with sensible laws to make sure that our neighborhoods, our towns, our cities, our families can be kept safe and strong and secure.
Source: 2011 Mayoral website, corybooker.com, Message to Congress , Oct 18, 2011

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