As Twitchy reported earlier, Rep. Eric Swalwell is full of bull … err … is proposing a ban on ‘assault weapons’ for public safety. And guess what? He wants the government to buy back all of our assault weapons, YAY!
No big deal, right?
A Democrat coming after our Second Amendment, trying to buy off our rights, nothing to see here.
From @RepSwalwell: Ban assault weapons and buy them back. It might cost $15 billion, but we can afford it. Consider it an investment in our most important right, the right to live. https://t.co/7o2uuK1613
— USA TODAY Opinion (@usatodayopinion) May 3, 2018
From USA Today:
Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.
Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.
There’s something new and different about the surviving Parkland high schoolers’ demands. They dismiss the moral equivalence we’ve made for far too long regarding the Second Amendment. I’ve been guilty of it myself, telling constituents and reporters that “we can protect the Second Amendment and protect lives.”
Maybe Eric missed it, but the assault weapons ban was SO unpopular even Democrats supporting doing away with it in 2004.
Cam Edwards nailed it:
Violent crime has declined dramatically over the past 25 years without criminalizing the ownership of the most commonly sold rifles today. This proposal isn't about public safety, it's about redefining the right to keep and bear arms. https://t.co/RLDfgUHYMi
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) May 3, 2018
Sorry, my rights aren’t for sale.
— gsteiner16 (@gsteiner16) May 3, 2018
Not even close.
They don’t have enough cash to buy my rights.
— TJ Murphy (@TmurphyJ) May 3, 2018
No amount of money, nope.
No more conversation with these people. They can bring it or shut up. This is not a good faith discussion.
They won't bring it, either.
— Radical Radials (@EchelonRight) May 3, 2018
Of course not.
Cowards often try and use the govt. to do their dirty work for them.
Not this time though.