Dem Calls For EXTREME Measures to Enforce Gun Confiscation
The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra explains:
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) caused a firestorm on Friday when he suggested using nuclear weapons against American citizens who oppose his far-left gun control agenda, which includes forcing Americans to give up their semi-automatic weapons.
Swalwell made the comment in response to a May news article on his radical plan that was widely recirculated on Twitter on Friday in which he called for a $15 billion government program to confiscate millions of guns from Americans.
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 remark set off a firestorm 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
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
The California representative later admitted in a tweet to the NRA's Dana Loesch that he hopes to confiscate all semi-automatic weapons in the United States: