Democrat Calls for Mass Gun Confiscation, Citizens Killed if They Don't Comply
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell suggests government uses nuclear weapons on Americans
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell has caused outrage after calling for the government to confiscate guns from Americans and kill those citizens who resist with nuclear weapons.
While pushing his far-left gun control agenda, Swalwell warned that he is pushing for the unconstitutional confiscation of semi-automatic weapons, saying, "the government has nukes," before treating that they could be used against "families and communities" of those who don't comply.
Swalwell issued the threat in response to a May news article that reported his radical plan after is resurfaced on Friday and was widely recirculated on Twitter on Friday.
The report discussed his calls for a $15 billion government program to confiscate millions of guns from American citizens by force.
Swalwell responded to the tweet by writing: "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."
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
Swalwell's remarks lit a tweetstorm of outrage online:
“You don’t need AR-15s because the government isn’t tyrannical, and, anyway, if you try to stop us taking them we will nuke you” is my favorite of all the gun control talking points.— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 16, 2018
AR-15s are so dangerous that we must nuke gun owners to confiscate them— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) November 16, 2018
Personally, I have a bigger problem with an elected official blithely talking about nuking his fellow Americans than my neighbor owning an AR-15. But YMMV. https://t.co/yfiRAeuCn3— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) November 16, 2018
I'm stunned there were enough sheep to vote so this guy ended up with a "Rep" in front of his name. The U.S. government is now going to nuke.......get this........its own people. https://t.co/S0NuyMZD2r— Pat Miletich (@patmiletich) November 16, 2018
It must not be against @Twitter TOS to casually insinuate that it’s better to give up our guns than die in a thermo-nuclear blast at the hands of the U.S. gov’t.— Conservative Review (@CR) November 16, 2018
This is the best argument I've seen in a while why I will never give one gun. It's scumbags like this who want to take them. https://t.co/SafvSd3rWs— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) November 16, 2018
"If you don't turn over your guns, we'll nuke you" is definitely a reasonable argument to make. https://t.co/4YFDxi1CPf— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 16, 2018
What the hell is this? Is this guy insane? 👇🏻 https://t.co/mTbOMC8xY2— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 16, 2018
Eric Swalwell is simply an idiot who has built a large social media #Resistance following by being the member of Congress willing to issue the most inflammatory, reckless & extreme decrees about Trump/Russia: the easiest way to get noticed in Dem politics: pic.twitter.com/jyRSF56UXx— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 16, 2018
Swalwell later confirmed in a tweet to the NRA's Dana Loesch that he wants to confiscate all semi-automatic weapons:
Swalwell later argued that if a firearm contains a pistol grip then that somehow magically makes the weapon more powerful:
Fair question. Rifles. They’re more powerful and cause more carnage when used with a pistol-grip. See @ScottPelley @60Minutes piece. To reduce semi-auto pistol deaths I’d have universal background checks and mandatory reporting on mental health.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018
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