Democratic Presidential Candidate Wants All Your Guns. No, Seriously.

  • 2019-04-16
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Democratic Presidential Candidate Wants All Your Guns. No, Seriously.
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California Democrat and White House hopeful Eric Swalwell revealed, if elected, he would institute a buyback program for assault weapons that would lead to jail time for anyone who resists. 

The Daily Caller's Whitney Tipton reports:
 

The alternative, he said, would be to “keep them at a hunting club or shooting range.”

The four-term Democratic representative from California appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, telling host Jake Tapper he wants to ban military-style assault weapons and establish a program similar to the one implemented in New Zealand in the wake of the mosque shooting.

“The reason I’ve proposed this is because these weapons are so devastating. I’ve seen this as a prosecutor in the cases that I’ve prosecuted, we’ve seen these in the school shootings from Sandy Hook to Parkland,” he said. “It’s not just the violence that they’ve caused — it’s the fear, the immeasurable fear that our children live in.”

“I want to get rid of that fear.”


Tapper, in a display of objectivity, acknowledged that the "vast majority of gun-related deaths" in this country do not come from semi-automatic assault weapons.
 Source: AAN
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