Swalwell Posted a Twitter Poll to Prove Americans Don’t Want Guns on the Street — It Didn’t Go as Planned

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is wondering if Americans support a ban and buy-back of “every weapon of war” — but he’s being crushed by overwhelming support against this position.

Swalwell is trying to keep his head above water in the 2020 presidential race, as he faces low-polling numbers — which he dismissed the numbers as being “early” in the race, even with his polling numbers of an “asterisk.”

The Democratic presidential hopeful has proposed a plan to ban and buy-back on “military style” weapons and is taking it as far as threatening to put those who don’t comply behind bars

Swalwell is, however, determined with his gun control plan as he asked through a Twitter poll if people “support a ban AND buy-back of every weapon of war in America?” The two answers were either: “Yes!Australia already has” or “No. We love Guns > Kids.”

After garnering 19,342 votes, the Democrats’ poll went sour for him as 79% of those who answered responded, “No. We love Guns > Kids.”

Check out the poll below:

Social media users were quick to criticize Swalwell for the poll:

Swalwell didn’t let the Twitter poll change his mind on his gun plan, as he doubled down during a CNN town hall on Tuesday, claiming the ban and buy-back plan is “investing in jobs and education.”

See his comments below:

The Democrat’s mandatory gun buy-back plan is the same as New Zealand’s move to do the same. However, as IJR Red pointed out, it isn’t going over too well for New Zealand as out of the 1.2 to 1.5 million firearms in the country, only 700 have been given them to authorities.

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Jay D
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Jay D

Please let this guy be the democratic nominee. If he ends up actually running in 2020 I think we will see the first ever Presidential Candidate to get absolutely ZERO votes. That’s a Big Fat 0. None, ZIP, Zilch, Fineto. America and Americans love their/our guns more then we love politics and politicians, POTUS, and in some places like Texas, Kentucky, and Florida just to name a few love them more then the air we breath. So keep saying you are going to take our guns by force and see how that works out for you. I have a feeling… Read more »

Otis
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Swallowell has the brain of a toad. There are so many legal guns in our country that ‘he’ would have to build thousands of prisons to hold those of us who were not killed defending our rights.
As for the criminals, they are well-armed too and would soon be completely in charge of the streets. Idiots of Swallowell’s Ilk don’t like the police after all.

Joey
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Joey

Swalwell come and get it. Answer me a question, what is your plan to make sure criminals give up their guns? Just what I thought you don’t have one. You want to take the guns of law abiding Americans and leave guns in the hands of criminals.

Raymond Takashi Swenson
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Raymond Takashi Swenson

Mass killers have used bombs, fire and Molotov cocktails, swords and knives, trucks, airplanes. Etc. The only weapon that the victims can have to fight back against mass killers are firearms. Banning firearms is a plan to disarm victims, it does not stop premeditated mass murder.

Charles
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Charles

Just an interesting aside. I’ve watched all the Forensic files on Netflix. Of all the murders only about 50% were firearms related. Of those only one was a semi automatic rifle. The overwhelming majority where 22’s and the rest an assortment of shotguns and hunting rifles and pistols. I know it’s not scientific but certainly note worthy. I was surprised at how many poisonings occur.

Kay Cushing
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He says assault weapons only belong on battlefields. What happened with the antifa creeps in Portland looked like a battlefield. Police were told to stand down rather than protect unarmed citizens. We will not surrender our guns!

Patti Harrison
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So Mr, Idiot, what other rights are you going to FORCE us to give up, meaning the Bill of Rights, are you going to round us up and force us into concentration camps because you want your gun program done by force!

Bonnie Keever
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Idiot drop out of race stupid

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