"If you are a terrorist in America, you can go to the secondary gun market and buy a weapon," Booker said referring to gun shows and internet sales that do not require background checks.
The Mayor of Newark blames these markets for the flow of guns into cities like his. Booker believes that most NRA members even agree that the secondary markets need to be controlled.
He said that Newark and similar cities that struggle with gun violence are spending a lot of money without much support from federal and state government.
Almost my entire property tax base in my city -- forget the rest of government -- is being used for public safety purposes," he said. "Without state and federal law changing, many mayors are fighting a very uphill battle."
The mayor proposed common sense solutions that have been discussed for years as a way to reduce gun violence while protecting second amendment rights.