Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and darling of the Democrats appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher where he explained to the panel when speaking on gun control that legal gun owners don’t cause crime across the country. He said he researched all the murders while he has been mayor in Newark N.J. and he was only able to find one murder where the perpetrator legally owned their firearm.
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 – and unfortunately there have been hundreds and hundreds – where a person who was involved in a shooting where they had their gun legally, where they legally acquired their gun. The guns that are causing carnage in our cities, my city and our country, every single year are acquired illegally.