Cory Booker’s ambitious gun law reform proposal includes an idea that’s long overdue: making sure all gun owners get a license to carry. The New York Times has the story:

“My plan to address gun violence is simple — we will make it harder for people who should not have a gun to get one,” Mr. Booker said in a statement. “I am sick and tired of hearing thoughts and prayers for the communities that have been shattered by gun violence.” The most notable piece of Mr. Booker’s plan is the proposed gun licensing program, which would enact minimum standards for gun ownership nationwide.

The guidelines make sense:

Mr. Booker’s campaign said the process would involve submitting fingerprints and sitting for an interview, and would require applicants to complete a certified gun safety course. Each applicant would also undergo a federal background check before being issued a gun license, which would be valid for up to five years.

It’s time we had a President that was willing to get serious on gun law reform.

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