You already know that Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell is running for his party’s presidential nomination and has pledged to make gun control the main issue of his campaign. On Tuesday, Swalwell elaborated on his plans to get guns out of the hands of the general population, and those plans include this:
It’s time we take BIG, BOLD action to #EndGunViolence in America. That’s why I’m the only candidate proposing that we ban and buy back every single assault weapon in this nation. pic.twitter.com/rwhvDVBeDG
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) April 9, 2019
Nothing like turning millions of non-criminals into criminals in an instant (while actual criminals continue to ignore the existing laws):
Your proposal is BIG and BOLD, but it wouldn't #EndGunViolence in America and you know it, @ericswalwell. It would, however, turn millions of law-abiding Americans into criminals if they didn't comply with your unconstitutional compensated confiscation. https://t.co/dLqAEFzNqI
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) April 10, 2019
Big, Bold and an attack on the Bill of Rights. https://t.co/DldLDiBcNK
— Alan Paul (@AmerLastStand) April 10, 2019
Shall not be infringed. Look it up. https://t.co/U8sCZ1Ehpb
— Richard King (@rtking10) April 10, 2019
What could possibly go wrong?
You can't "buy back" what wasn't yours in the first place. Also, they're not for sale.
— Mike SixEight (@MikeSixEight) April 10, 2019
It's too bad me and literally every other person I know that owns a rifle lost them all in boating accidents. Tragic, really. https://t.co/9JThbTNJx2
— Taylor Svehlak (@TaylorSvehlak) April 10, 2019
Come get em, Chuckles. https://t.co/5MqL4F9c9x
— Rev. Chief Censor? (@Reverend_Ducati) April 10, 2019
As they say on the playground, you and what army. Oh yeah, they're not for sale. #molanlabe
— Brett Rickard (@buzzatc) April 10, 2019
But on the super off-chance that Swalwell would ever be elected president, he knows he has some options to force compliance:
You always have the “nuclear” option ?
— Buddy McMahan (@BuddyMcMahan) April 9, 2019
Oh, one more thing:
Read his next tweet after this one.
“We aren’t coming for your guns”. https://t.co/d3ckdSF2Tq
— PartyofOne?? (@ADmomof3) April 10, 2019
This additional Swalwell pledge doesn’t really make anything less disturbing:
.@ericswalwell says, in response to question, that Democrats aren’t planning to seize guns. “We’re going to come your house, offer you better healthcare, hopefully offer your kids better education. We’re not coming for your guns.”
— Anthony Man (@browardpolitics) April 9, 2019
I would prefer if the government didn't come to my home at all!
— Leon Maiolo (@LeonMaiolo) April 10, 2019