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Earlier this May, Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an op-ed in USA Today calling for an Australian style ban on “assault weapons.”
In the op-ed, Swalwell stated, “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 op-ed made its rounds on social media today after former NYPD officer John Cardillo recirculated it on Twitter.
Make no mistake, Democrats want to eradicate the Second Amendment, ban and seize all guns, and have all power rest with the state.
These people are dangerously obsessed with power. https://t.co/f1AS6Me0ko
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 16, 2018
Conservative commentator Joe Biggs shared Cardillo’s tweets, lamenting that Rep. Swalwell’s op-ed is a call to war against gun owners.
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) November 16, 2018
Swalwell’s response to Biggs was nothing short of horrifying.
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
Political strategist Richard Armande Mills pointed out that Swalwell is not just an elected representative, but is a ranking member of a subcommittee on the CIA.
Swalwell is a ranking member of a subcommittee on the CIA. If this is supposed to be sarcasm, it’s not even remotely funny and is one of the most anti-American things an elected politician could tweet. https://t.co/U9ujwG5LKW
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) November 16, 2018
Swalwell contends that his tweet was just sarcasm, but doubled down on his belief that the government would stamp out any resistance to tyranny since this is no longer the 18th century and they have nuclear weapons.
Kaitlin Bennett responded to Swalwell’s tweet by saying this is why civilians should have access to all the same weapons as the government.
This elected representative just called for a nuclear war against gun owners. This is exactly why I believe civilians should have access to ALL the same weapons as the government. Go buy an extra AR in the meantime. https://t.co/qM86QO17gQ
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) November 17, 2018
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