Rep Eric Swalwell has made Gun Control the main theme of his campaign and like many Dems, it appears he doesn’t understand what a semi-automatic is either.
“The California Democrat said “fear” is another reason the Second Amendment should be curtailed.
“But it’s not just the violence that they’ve caused, 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,” Swalwell said.”
Tapper asked him if he wanted to take guns away from Americans.
“You know, keep your pistols, keep your long rifles, keep your shotguns,” Swalwell responded. “I want the most dangerous weapons, these weapons of war, out of the hands of the most dangerous people. But when it comes to what else we can do, because I don’t even suggest this is all we can do, I also want background checks. So do 73% of NRA members.”
When asked if he wants to repeal the Second Amendment, Swalwell said,
“No. I don’t agree, but I think the greatest threat to the Second Amendment is doing nothing,” Swalwell said. “And the Second Amendment is not an absolute right.”
“Just like free speech, you can’t shout fire in a theater or lie about the products you’re selling, you can’t own a bazooka, you can’t own a tank, you can’t own rocket propelled grenades, so we should put some limits in place, and I think the American people are with me,” he continued. “I’m no longer intimidated by the NRA. The moms and the kids, they are behind us on this issue, and I think it just takes leadership in Washington.”
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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.” #CNNSOTUpic.twitter.com/qaFxYnTjBM
What the heck is he talking about? The everyday gun owner is not in possession of a rocket launcher, grenades, or tanks. This is such a ridiculous notion. Semi-Automatics are not war weapons. The AR-15 is just a semi-automatic .22, it just looks meaner than a rifle. These are not weapons of war they are just home protection and self-defense. Swalwell needs to learn what these terms mean before he threatens to take away our rights. This is BS punishing the majority for some mentally unstable criminals.