I have watched California Democrat — is there anything other? — Congressman Eric Swalwell before, and I must admit, he appears to be quite delusional. Now, I am not one to jump on a bandwagon, and, as the military teaches its commanders, never trust the first report, always get verification. So, when I first heard about something this fella Swalwell stated I was somewhat dismissive, as I could not fully believe it could have been true. Boy, was I wrong.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon:
“Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) suggested the United States government would use nuclear weapons in a theoretical war against gun rights supporters who refuse to give up assault weapons.
The Democratic congressman’s comments were prompted by a Twitter user’s response to an article about Swalwell’s call to force gun owners to relinquish assault weapons. The piece recounts how Swalwell “has proposed outlawing ‘military-style semiautomatic assault weapons’ and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution.”
“So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f*****g mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the [government] all the power,” Twitter user Joe Biggs said.
“And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities,” Swalwell tweeted in reply.
“So our government would nuke its own country in order to take guns? Wow,” Biggs responded.
“Don’t be so dramatic. You claiming you need a gun to protect yourself against the government is ludicrous. But you seem like a reasonable person. If an assault weapons ban happens, I’m sure you’ll follow law,” Swalwell tweeted back.
A poll obtained by the Washington Free Beacon found that repealing the Second Amendment is the second most important issue for Democrats in this country, behind only single-payer health care. Twenty-four percent of Democrats said it was their most important issue.”
First of all, let me recommend to Rep. Swalwell: you should not get into a twitter back and forth, you lose. And in this case, Rep. Swalwell, you did indeed lose, when it comes to repeating this goofy idea about gun confiscation in the United States. I think a little history lesson is in order for Rep. Swalwell. He seems to have forgotten that the last time someone attempted to confiscate firearms in this land, well, it didn’t work out so well. That happened back on April 19, 1775, before there was an America, there were armed men who faced down tyranny and fired the shot heard ’round the world. See Rep. Swalwell, the British were marching towards Concord Massachusetts to destroy a weapons and armaments factory. But, what those men at Lexington Green and Concord realized was that an armed person is a citizen, an unarmed person is a subject . . . a target. And Rep. Swalwell, history has proven that seminal assertion true time and time again, most recently in Venezuela.
Now, as a sitting Board Member of the National Rifle Association, let me educate Rep. Swalwell on another point. Just because you think something looks scary, that does not make it dangerous. An “assault” weapon. Congressman, is anything that can be used to assault a person, and a firearm does not do anything to another person in and of itself, it must interact with an individual. Let’s take for instance the shooting at Sutherland Springs, Texas where the government failed the people. It was the US Air Force and the BATF that did not upload the criminal felony charge and dishonorable discharge of the assailant, allowing him to “legally” purchase a firearm, a semi-automatic rifle, AR-15. He went on a rampage that Sunday morning. However, he was stopped, neutralized, by an armed citizen, an NRA trained firearms instructor with the exact same weapon, an AR-15. A good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun. Now according to what Rep. Swalwell and the progressive socialists desire, the bad guy would have continued to gun down unarmed subjects, targets. And Rep. Swalwell, just a reminder, the National Rifle Association is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, yes, the Second Amendment is a civil right.
As a proud black man, I find it typical that it is once again the Democrat party that wants to disarm Americans. Y’all tried that same nonsense with newly freed slaves, and used your domestic terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan, to threaten, coerce, and intimidate my ancestors.
And sarcasm? No sir, I do not accept that lame excuse. Imagine if some Republican talked about using nukes against the migrant “caravan” if they were to forcibly cross our sovereign border. Yes, you and the liberal progressive media would go apoplectic. Any reference to sarcasm would not be accepted. Therefore, Congressman, your words, tweets, are reprehensible and alarming, the fact that a sitting US Representative would make such a flippant statement is unnerving, but expected.
No, I am not “selling” my weapons back to the government, they are mine, lawfully and legally acquired. I recommend to you and your like-minded leftists to drop this issue. If you want to do something, then tackle the issue of mental illness in obtaining firearms, that is the root issue. If you believe for one minute that you and your leftist cohorts are going to disarm the American people, while you support Antifa, criminal illegal immigrants, sanctuary states and cities, along with open borders? Dude, get a grip!
If anything Rep. Swalwell, you will cause another run on firearms sales in the United States, along with ammunition. The spirit of the Minutemen lives on in these great United States of America. So, please, Rep. Swalwell, and all you progressive socialists, get over yourselves and pick another legislative issue.
2020 will come before you know it, and you will be right back in the minority.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.