Senator Cory Booker did not make himself any friends when he criticized the National Rifle Association while trying to explain his position on the Second Amendment.
While speaking at a CNN town hall event in South Carolina, Booker lashed out at the organization saying they encouraged “loopholes” in laws that made illegal gun sales more common.
Booker said at the event:
“If I am your president, we are going to bring the fight to the NRA who wants to represent corporate gun owners, corporate gun corporations, manufacturers, more than they want to represent the people because this is what they’re doing to Americans. They are defending loopholes, like that loophole that if a man is convicted of beating his wife, he can find a loophole to go out and buy a gun to murder her. They are defending not their membership, but loopholes. Like the loophole that says someone on the terrorist no-fly list in our country can still go to a gun show and buy weapons. Or somebody that’s convicted of a violent crime can still find a loophole and go buy a weapon.”
However members of the NRA aren’t taking these insults lying down, spokeswoman Dana Loesch tore Booker apart over Twitter citing numerous instances where the senator was dead wrong.
Let that serve as a reminder to Democrats on the campaign trail that they can’t just make up facts to suit themselves.