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Doyle McManus: Cory Booker takes a risk on gun control — and it may pay off in campaign

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, one of the 21 Democrats running for president, has pitched an ambitious new proposal for gun control - and he deserves credit for its boldness. Booker says every gun owner should be required to apply for a federal license, a process that would include not only a background check, but safety training and an interview.

Booker has struggled to stand out in a crowded field. He launched his campaign in February with an appeal for "universal love," but Democrats made clear they want

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