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Eric Swalwell Promises a Gun Buy Back for ‘Military-Style Assault Weapons.’ The Responses are Hilarious.

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A candidate for president who is polling at zero percent promised to ban “military-style assault weapons,” and was met with a flurry of hilarious responses after asking his followers “are you with me?”

“I am the only candidate calling for a ban and buy back of military-style assault weapons. Keep your pistols, keep your shotguns, keep your rifles. But let’s take the most dangerous guns out of the hands of the most dangerous people. Are you with me?” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said in a sad attempt to pander to the anti-Second Amendment left.

The responses were exactly what one might expect to one of the least-favored presidential candidates.

“No,” InfoWars producer Rob Dew said bluntly.

“You want to ban the most commonly sold rife in the US today, and imprison anyone who doesn’t hand them over for some cash. No, I’m not with you,” said podcaster Cam Edwards.

“They are statistically the least dangerous firearms, used in under 3 percent of all firearm homicides. So no…neither I nor basic math are in favor of this nonsense,” said Heritage Foundation’s Amy Swearer.

The Tweet garnered 11,000 responses. The top responses were all negative. In short, Americans made their message clear to the candidate: the guns aren’t for sale.

Swalwell became notorious for losing several debates with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Before entering the presidential race, he appeared to threaten to use nuclear weapons on United States citizens in the event that they rebelled if their weapons were seized by the government.

Big League Politics reported:

File this under “poor gun control messaging.”

In a Friday Tweet, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) set the internet on fire by insinuating that the federal government would use nuclear weapons against citizens who rebelled against it.

In May, NBC reported that Swalwell proposed a gun buyback that would force Americans to sell semiautomatic rifles to the government or face prosecution. Newsmax host John Cardillo shared the article on Friday, prompting combat veteran and right wing commentator Joe Biggs to claim that a civil war would break out if the federal government actually tried to confiscate weapons.

“So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f****** mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power,” Biggs said.

That prompted an accidentally honest response from Swalwell.

“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,” Swalwell said.


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White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward

Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.

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On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.

Dean Weingarten of Ammoland.com reported that the bill passed by a 66 to 31 margin.

Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:

The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.

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Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well.  If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.

Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.

Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.

It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.

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