As Twitchy reported Friday, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell put to rest the idea that a citizenry armed with “assault rifles” could seriously take on the government, which has nuclear weapons at its disposal.
And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018
So … “common ground” for Swalwell means confiscating guns under the threat of a nuclear strike? The thing is, we know he’s exaggerating to make a point, but it’s still a frightening point: here’s an elected representative who wants to ban guns reminding the public that the government could easily put down any revolution with its own superior firepower. So he’s not against guns; he just wants only the government to have them to keep dissenters in line.
Of course, Max Boot, the Washington Post’s “conservative” columnist who encouraged Republicans to vote a straight Democrat ticket in the 2018 midterms, considered Swalwell’s threat of overwhelming government firepower “courageous and principled.”
You have taken a courageous and principled stand, @RepSwalwell. There is no reason why any civilian should own an assault weapon. And gun prohibition and buyback much more effective than ban on further sale. https://t.co/Ds0ElZICGP
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) November 17, 2018
Keep in mind when Swalwell writes about a “buy-back,” earlier this year he wrote that it’s necessary to “ban assault weapons, buy them back, [and] go after resisters.”
You are right. No civilian should own one. I own two and soon to be three or four. Good point.
— Jim Redmond (@JimmerRed) November 17, 2018
I just bought a new one yesterday.
— Shane (@EodKalEl) November 17, 2018
At least the nuke happy neocon never left Max. https://t.co/BiOoDkDTf1
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 17, 2018
Max’s ears perked up when he heard someone wanted to nuke something https://t.co/cT3ElgXxBB
— Ben Hayes (@hayesy316) November 17, 2018
Max will be happy as long as someone gets nuked. https://t.co/3BvRSRi8sM
— Flavs (@flava978) November 17, 2018
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 17, 2018
— Serious Journalist Man (@ImEricHughes) November 17, 2018
Principled? What principle? "If you resist an unconstitutional law the government will crush you because it can?"
Max, you're not supposed to drink minoxidil.
— Alan Bayer (@AlanBayer2) November 17, 2018
It's weird how all the "I'm still a conservative, I just don't like Trump" guys suddenly can't meet a progressive idea they don't like. https://t.co/LiRUnMmiO4
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) November 17, 2018
Max's Republican phase was of the People's Republic kind….
The Maoist struggle session must have been intense. https://t.co/bKdO9U6pmS
— ???? ???????? (@GrayConnolly) November 17, 2018
FTR-I'm glad Swalwell and Boot are being *more* honest in opposing a fundamental constitutional right but let us be adults and completely honest…"buyback"="confiscation".
Please have the courage to admit what you are advocating for. https://t.co/3Rcwpv5I19
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) November 17, 2018
Why do you call it buy back?
I didn't buy any firearms from the government, so how can they buy them back?
Did that term do well in the focus groups?
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) November 17, 2018
Taking other people's property is evil: it's what a tyrant would do. https://t.co/rSaPlSqSbQ
— Scott (@NRA_TacoBowl_MS) November 17, 2018
Courageous and principled stand = Nuking the citizens to get rid of guns.
What's an "assault weapon?"
I had no idea you were Conservative at one time but I'm glad you're gone. https://t.co/iKgvm5YI2e
— The Dank Knight ? (@capeandcowell) November 17, 2018
Semi-automatic rifles are not assault weapons no matter how many times you or others use that politically motivated term. Rifles with a select fire option (auto fire) are assault weapons and are used as such by the military but are not, by law, available to the retail market.
— Archie Jordan (@ajjordan_62) November 17, 2018
Define "assault weapon" and prove how they're more deadly or are used in more homicides than other firearms. https://t.co/PUT9y6CGOl
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) November 17, 2018
An assclown who can’t define an ‘assault weapon’ is fully on board with lefties on gun grabbing plans…big surprise. https://t.co/CILvwrstg9
— TomJefferson30 (@TomJefferson30) November 17, 2018
Courageous to threaten a nuclear war on US soil? You guys have absolutely jumped the shark.
Its Dems like you who convert folks to Republican, strictly by displaying such backwards thinking. Keep up the great work indeed.
— ChristopherRobin (@setups) November 17, 2018
This clown was never a Conservative…or a man. https://t.co/aiav5zTsQm
— GoSellCrazy… (@rrobertschwartz) November 17, 2018
Were you ever a true right winger or have you sold your soul hoping CNN shall employ you? https://t.co/AwqZiqsf6c
— Rogue "Trailer Trash" Elf (@TheRogue_Elf) November 17, 2018
*eye roll* They're not going to invite you to the cool kid parties, Max. https://t.co/dGiq9URl7n
— Beard and Circus (@Shooter_ptpx01) November 17, 2018
"Buy my book" https://t.co/dLYq16Zigf
— Quotron (@Quotron_) November 17, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 16, 2018