It all started with an NRA tweet that made Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action attempt to offer a lesson about the 2nd Amendment:
Four simple words. pic.twitter.com/Q0caIHfvWe
— NRA (@NRA) November 23, 2018
Two simple words: Well regulated.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 23, 2018
Rep. Eric Swalwell, a potential 2020 candidate for the Democrat nomination, is undeterred and defiant in his gun-grabbing hopes as evidenced by this response to Watts:
Do they think that photo scares us? With groups like @MomsDemand, we will peacefully use the legislative process — with the will of the American people at our backs — to make every community safe. We’re not going away. Neither are the kids. cc: @cameron_kasky @davidhogg111
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 23, 2018
Well, Swalwell’s tone seems to have softened considerably since his recent not-so-veiled threat:
Phew you gave up the idea of nuking people who disagree with you!
— Dingle Berry (@DingleBerry1716) November 23, 2018
I mean you did threaten to nuke them.
— PNW Conservative (@PNWCon) November 23, 2018
Of course a photo doesn't scare you. You've got legit nukes! I know, you told us so. https://t.co/R6Hd3vpfKo
— Kip "1/1024" Hooker (@TheVitaminPress) November 23, 2018
Whatever dude just don't nuke us https://t.co/MfZMwRBrmH
— Peter D'Abrosca (@pdabrosca) November 23, 2018
Why go the lengthy trouble of legislation Congressman, nuke 'em! https://t.co/gdjXT6Zodj
— Numquam desiste (@iamSSestin) November 23, 2018
But basically it’s more FAIL from the Dem congressman.
Considering that the Second Amendment prohibits you from using the legislative process, your idea of nuking us was better. https://t.co/VVqV8NWzCH
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) November 23, 2018
As for Swalwell’s tweet in general, many aren’t having it:
You cant legislate natural rights or God given rights away. Every gun law since the Constitution was ratified is unconstitutional. Time for Americans regain those rights
— Robert Sauter (@RobertSauter14) November 23, 2018
by "legislative process" of course you mean "continual efforts to end run around the will of the people through judicial tyranny" and "ridiculous unconstitutional laws that keep being overturned by the courts"
— Christopher R Taylor (@KestrelArts) November 23, 2018
Authoritarian leftist wants to control the populace with the help of ignorant soccer moms and children.
— Sherman (@_thymes) November 23, 2018
At least he’s dropped the nuke talk. For now.