Booker compares push for gun control to civil rights movement

Cory Booker
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – In a new ABC interview, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker compared a potential future fight over his gun control proposal to the civil rights movement, and he touched on a variety of topics, including health care and Democrats' anger at Trump.

On ABC's “This Week,” Booker laid out his gun control plan – which includes an assault weapons ban and fingerprinting to acquire gun licenses – to ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl.

He said the plan is possible despite pushback he has received from Republicans.

“People thought (civil rights legislation) was impossible, but they changed the terms of the debate by expanding the moral imagination of this country,” Booker said.