This clip should be watched in order to get the full effect (watch it here on Newsweek’s website), but even a transcript reveals the understated force of Cory’s argument.

After remarking on the death toll of gun violence, he said, “All Americans agree on gun licensing, 70 to 80 percent do, agree on background checks. We’re a bigger country than this.” Booker also discussed the increase in safety drills in schools and said, “The strongest nation on the planet Earth has told our children, ‘I can’t protect you so I’m going to teach you how to hide.'” Booker said that children’s safety is one of his primary concerns, and he feels there is bipartisan support for gun control. He told the hosts, “I’m not letting ourselves be divided by false arguments.”

We need a leader willing to move forward on sensible gun legislation.

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