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January 11, 2013

Corey Booker in 2000: I Would Ban Handguns If I Had The Power to Do So

Now that Booker's eyeing up statewide posts, and perhaps one day even a national one, he talks a reasonable moderate game on gun control, saying he doesn't fear a gun in the hands of a law-abiding citizen.

But when he had a narrower constituency to appease, he had a different position.

Watching Cory Booker in a 2000 interview with C-SPAN. Asked if he wants to ban guns: "I would, if I had the power to do so, I would."

Video at the link.

Booker is meanwhile running for Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat -- but he forgot to tell Frank Lautenberg about that, and is now in the uncomfortable position of having to ask Pop-Pop to step aside after having already announced he'd push him over the cliff.

If he had the power to do so, I mean.

Of course, this being New Jersey, Democratic primaries are more advisory than binding.


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