Democratic presidential candidate and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is promising to investigate the NRA’s tax-exempt status if he becomes president.
Booker wrote a column in New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor Sunday in which he promises “the most comprehensive gun violence prevention plan in decades – and brings the fight to the NRA like never before.”
The senator also plans to unleash the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) against the pro-Second Amendment organization. (RELATED: Flashback: Cory Booker Said He Would Ban Guns If He ‘Had The Power’)
“Beginning on Day One of my presidency, I’ll take action to close dangerous loopholes in gun sales, crack down on unscrupulous dealers and gun manufacturers, and invest in communities impacted by gun violence. And I am immediately calling on the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the NRA’s tax status to determine whether the self-dealing and other activities recently reported in the press should lead to revocation of its tax-exempt status,” he wrote.
Calling guns a “public health crisis,” Booker promised to spend tax dollars on “researching gun violence.”
Booker has also said the IRS should be collecting more taxes from Americans — who won’t mind paying more if they have sufficient “patriotism.” (RELATED: Cory Booker Says Meat Eaters’ Days Are Numbered)
As part of his gun control plan, the senator wants to establish “a national licensing system for gun ownership” that will also include “universal background checks and an assault weapons ban.”
The presidential candidate said he has no patience “for more thoughts and prayers – empty words that do nothing to make our children and communities safer.”
Booker is not the only politician wanting the IRS to investigate the NRA. New York Attorney General Letitia James has indicated that the state is questioning the gun group’s charitable status, Fox News reported.