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Charles Booker on Gun Control

 

 


Supports gun control; background checks; no assault weapons

Charles has lost five family members to gun violence. Gun violence is a public health crisis. In the Kentucky General Assembly, he has sponsored gun safety legislation while opposing policies to allow permitless concealed carry in Kentucky, and mandatory arming of School Resource Officers. As a Senator, Charles will support mandatory universal background checks for all gun purchases and enforcement of wait times. He will ensure that weapons of war are not used to devastate neighborhoods.
Source: 2020 Kentucky Senate campaign website BookerForKentucky.com , Jun 17, 2020

Oppose concealed carry of guns without license & training

Legislative Summary: SB150: Allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried by persons age 21 and over without a license in same locations where concealed carry license holders may carry them.

Analysis by The Louisville Courier-Journal: Bevin signed a bill that lets people carry a concealed gun without getting a permit or completing a background check and safety training first. Senate Bill 150 was backed by the National Rifle Association but opposed by groups such as Louisville Metro Police and the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police. State law had required people to get a permit before carrying a concealed firearm.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 29-8-0 on Feb/14/19; Passed House 60-37-3 on Mar/1/19; State Rep. Charles Booker voted NO; Signed by Governor Matt Bevin on Mar/11/19

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky SB150 voting records , Mar 1, 2019

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