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Oh, Brother: Eric Swalwell's New Take On Why Gun Owners 'Hate' Him Is Pathetic

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) made a name for himself after making comments about how he wanted to nuke gun owners that defended their right to keep and bear arms. Gun rights advocates have kept their eye on his gun control comments, especially as he attempts to woo voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Swalwell took to Twitter on Monday to, once again, voice his disdain for gun owners and, naturally, the National Rifle Association of America. 

The Congressman utilized the same typical Leftie talking point: "I'm a gun owner but..." 

It's the phrase gun control advocates love to cling to. In their minds, they think they're relating to us who utilize our right to keep and bear arms. 

Instead of saying he's a gun owner, Swalwell said he's "comfortable shooting guns," as if that's supposed to give him a pass for wanting tougher firearm laws (hint: it doesn't).

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch told, pretty bluntly, that no one hates him. They're simply uninterested in what he has to say.

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There's a bigger reality here: people like Swalwell do everything in their power to segregate themselves from us. They're quick to stand 20 feet away, point at us gun owners and act like we're crazy because we want to protect our right to keep and bear arms. For some of us, it's important to protect the Second Amendment because we want to have the ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones. For others, it's about having the ability to hunt and provide food for their families. Some enjoy the shooting sports and competition side of guns. Either way, we're not backing down from our right.

But notice what these anti-gunners do when election time rolls around. What happens? Suddenly they try to move towards the middle and make themselves seem like our counterparts, like they also value the Second Amendment. This is when we frequently hear, "I'm a gun owner but..."

"I'm a gun owner but we need common sense gun control."

"I'm a gun owner but we need universal background checks."

"I'm a gun owner but waiting periods make sense."

They always fill in that blank with something from their anti-gun talking points handed out to them by Michael Bloomberg and his cronies.

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The question for Swalwell: if you're someone who shoots guns, does that mean your proposal includes nuking yourself? Or is that only for those who actually OWN a firearm,  not just merely someone who shoots a gun?

The ball's in your quart, Mr. Swalwell. You better get your ducks in a row.

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