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.
Swalwell took to Twitter on Monday to, once again, voice his disdain for gun owners and, naturally, the National Rifle Association of America.
They (the NRA) hate me because they know I’m not the bogeyman they want ... I feel comfortable shooting guns. I do shoot guns. I think that they want the person who is proposing tougher gun laws to be someone who’s never handled a gun before.https://t.co/EdLpxAVt6V— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) May 6, 2019
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.
Even though you threatened to nuke and jail people if they didn’t turn over their guns, no one hates you. They’re just uninterested. https://t.co/EyPj4W2z0O— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 6, 2019
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.
1) The boogeyman is a lot scarier than you and your comb over.— Beth Baumann (@eb454) May 6, 2019
2) We don't hate you.
3) Since you've shot guns does that mean you're going to nuke yourself? Or is the nuking only for those who are evil enough to OWN firearms? https://t.co/EkEVhPSljv
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.