WATCH: Eric Swalwell still thinks Trump is a Russian agent
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell recently jumped into the presidential race. That makes what? 103 Democrats running now?
He recently appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and– believe it or not– was presented with some ~interesting~ information on gun violence.
“So, gun control is the central plank in your campaign,” Tapper said. “You wrote last year: ‘We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons. We should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law. And we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.'”
“Criminal prosecution for keeping assault weapons. What’s the punishment for people who don’t hand in their guns? Do they go to jail?” Tapper asked.
“Well, Jake, they would, but I also offer an alternative, which would be to keep them at a hunting club or a shooting range,” he said.
Again– this is the position of a man running for president. How scary is that? “Either go to jail or only use your guns the way I say you can!”
Swalwell went on to say that he proposed the idea, because those particular weapons are “so devastating.”
“But it’s not just the violence that they have caused,” he said. “It’s the fear, the immeasurable fear, that our children live in, because they are still on our streets. I want to get rid of that fear. I want to do what Australia did and New Zealand just recently did. I think this issue just needs some bold leadership to do it.”
Oh HECK no! He wants to get rid of guns because of “FEAR.” Seriously dude?
That’s when Tapper dropped a truth bomb.
“I know you know this, but the vast majority of gun-related deaths in this country are not related to these semiautomatic assault weapons — whatever you want to call them — and the vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens who have purchased these weapons legally and use them safely,” he said.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate @RepSwalwell vows to focus on gun control: “It’s not just the violence that they’ve caused, it’s the fear, the immeasurable fear that our children live in because they’re still on our streets. I want to get rid of that fear.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/mZfJVHh4Dq
— CNN (@CNN) April 14, 2019
“One of the most frequent attacks on this issue from President Trump and the Republicans is that Democrats want to take away your guns. But isn’t it fair to say you actually do want to take away people’s guns?” he asked.
“You know, keep your pistols, keep your long rifles, keep your shotguns,” Swalwell said. “I want the most dangerous weapons, these weapons of war, out of the hands of the most dangerous people.”
Except he has no idea what “weapons of war” are. I guarantee he can’t explain what makes an “assault weapon” an “assault weapon.”
Scary cosmetic features. It’s so silly and ridiculous.
h/t Daily Wire