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.
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.
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) May 30, 2019
The responses were exactly what one might expect to one of the least-favored presidential candidates.
“No,” InfoWars producer Rob Dew said bluntly.
— Rob Dew (@DewsNewz) May 30, 2019
“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.
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. pic.twitter.com/HfA5icesA2
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) May 30, 2019
“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.
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.
— Amy Swearer (@AmySwearer) May 30, 2019
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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Texas Gun Rights Endorses Anti-Lockdown Hero Shelley Luther
Luther is running for the Texas Senate.
Earlier this month, pro-Second Amendment organization Texas Gun Rights PAC endorsed Shelley Luther in her run for Texas State Senate.
Luther gained national attention for her refusal to close down her salon in Dallas, Texas, which was in violation of Dallas, County’s lockdown order. She would end up in jail for violating the order but would later be set free after Texas Governor Greg Abbott took action to release her.
Chris McNutt, the Director of Texas Gun Rights PAC, issued a statement on Texas Gun Rights PAC’s endorsement of Luther:
It is clear Shelley Luther is the strongest pro-gun candidate running to fill the Senate District 30 seat being vacated by Pat Fallon. Texas Gun Rights PAC is proud to endorse Shelley Luther for Senate in the September 29th Special Election.
“Even before Shelley decided to run for office, she proved she had the courage to stand up and fight against an overreaching government without backing down,” McNutt added. “So it’s no surprise Shelley Luther was also the first candidate in the Senate District 30 race to take a bold, pro-gun stance.”
Constitutional Carry is one of Luther’s legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session. This issue has been a priority for the Texas Republican Party during the last 6 years. Drew Springer, Luther’s opponent in the Senate election, never supported Constitutional Carry.
Passing Constitutional Carry legislation is part of Luther’s campaign platform and has been a top priority of the Republican Party of Texas for the past 6 years. Her opponent, State Representative Drew Springer, has never backed Constitutional Carry since he came into office back in 2012.
“State Representative Drew Springer claims to be ‘pro-gun,’ and yet he repeatedly refused to co-author Constitutional Carry every year that it was introduced,” commented McNutt. “Pro-gun Texans in Senate District 30 need a leader who is willing to fight for the Second Amendment like Shelley Luther, not another political backbencher looking for a job promotion.”
Should Constitutional Carry be passed, Texas would be the 16th state with this law.
Thanks to the political establishment’s constant legislative roadblocking, Constitutional Carry has had a considerable amount of trouble in being passed in the Lone Star State.
With politicians like Luther potentially in the mix, Constitutional Carry has a stronger chance of being passed. America First patriots living in Texas Senate District 30 should resoundingly vote for Luther due to her firm commitment to limited government.
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