2020 Dem Swalwell Would Send Gun Owners to Prison If They Didn’t Turn Over ‘Assault Weapon’ After Proposed Ban

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2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he would send gun owners to prison if they did not comply with a proposed ban and turn over “assault weapons” to the government.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Swalwell — the California congressman who threw his name into the ring for the Democratic presidential nomination last week — was asked if people who chose to defy his proposed ban and buyback of “assault weapons” would go to jail for not complying.

Swalwell answered that “they would” before bringing up the “alternative” of leaving the weapons at a “hunting club” or a “shooting range.”

Tapper: Criminal prosecution for anyone keeping assault weapons. What’s the punishment for people who don’t hand in their guns? Do they go to jail?

Swalwell: Well, Jake, they would, but I also offer an alternative which would be to keep the weapons at a hunting club or a shooting range. And 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.

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Swalwell went on to say that he wanted to emulate New Zealand and Australia’s gun laws to “get rid” of the “immeasurable fear” that “our children live in” due to gun violence.

“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 sill on our streets. I want to get rid of that fear. I want to do what Australia did and what New Zealand just recently did.”

The California Democrat continued on to say that he only wanted to keep the “the most dangerous weapons, these weapons of war out of the hands of the most dangerous people.” He also said that other people could “keep [their] pistols, [their] long rifles, and [their] shotguns.”

Swalwell then said he wanted background checks and to “invest in gang violence prevention programs” as well as “more community-oriented policing.”

The consequences for the proposed ban are not the first time Swalwell has taken aim at gun owners. In November of 2018, Swalwell responded to a tweet that claimed a “war” would break out if the government attempted to take the guns of U.S. citizens by saying that the “war” would be “short” because “the government has nukes.”


Swalwell is one of the newest additions to the growing 2020 Democratic presidential primary, which is expected to hit 19 candidates should South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg formally announce his candidacy, as he expected to do on Sunday.

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Screwtape
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He’s an idiot. Threatening to nuke or imprison American citizens for exercising a Constitutional right.

Has he never heard the terms “civil war” or “insurgency”? He also needs to make sure those in charge of deploying the nukes don’t decide he’s a removable menace. Can we say coup?

“I’ll take Secret Service agent X in the Oval Office with MLK’s bust.”

Long live the Republic

Screwtape
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Swelledhead must have a martyr complex.

If gun owners will be sent to prison just because, they may as well go big. If they’re taken alive. Will Swelledhead, his sympathizers, or those like him be able to survive, short of hunkering in shelters with zero public-exposure?

“Sure I’ll give up my guns since I’m out of cartridges.”

William Conley
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Shocker the same guy who thinly veiled his nuking his own countrymen like it was something as casual as the weather would send people to prison for not obeying his communism socialist goals. Ever wonder why these Dems are so obsessed with taking legal gun owners weapons could it be so enforcing their will is that much easier you know the thing the founders were worried about after experiencing it themselves.

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