Howdy folks! It was great seeing so many awesome freedom and liberty-loving Americans yesterday at the 147th National Rifle Association of America Annual Meeting and Convention. I seriously think we may have had record-breaking attendance, surpassing the near 85K mark of Houston a few years back. How great was it for the first time in the 147 year history of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the NRA, that both the sitting President and Vice President addressed the membership — and it was President Trump’s 4th straight appearance.
Oh, and did I mention that unemployment in America, real, not the fudged number under Obama, is at 3.9%? Hey, Bernie Sanders, ya wanna give everyone a government job? No need, looks like we are doing just fine.
And speaking of delusional, loony tunes, progressive socialist ideas, here is one for you, especially all those gathering in Dallas for the NRA convention:
As reported at Townhall:
“Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), like many gun control activists, wants “assault weapons” off the street. His proposal is a bit more radical, however. Instead of just a tired old ban, he is suggesting a buy back program. He shared his idea in an op-ed for USA Today.
“We can finally act to remove weapons designed for war from our streets, once and for all. Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come. Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.
“There’s something new and different about the surviving Parkland high schoolers’ demands. They dismiss the moral equivalence we’ve made for far too long regarding the Second Amendment. I’ve been guilty of it myself, telling constituents and reporters that “we can protect the Second Amendment and protect lives.” The Parkland teens have taught us there is no right more important than every student’s right to come home after class. The right to live is supreme over any other.”
Now, ask yourself, do you really want a chucklehead like this to be in the majority of the US House of Representatives? And if you said yes, it is only because you are a chucklehead yourself. So, let’s open up our classroom for today’s lesson is Liberal Progressive Socialist absurdity 101, as we deconstruct this nonsense.
I just have to wonder, does Rep. Swalwell also submit to the idea of “toxic masculinity?” Just asking y’all, and yes, to all the great Californians I met at Day One of the NRA convention, I feel your pain.
First of all Rep. Swalwell, I know that you have your talking points to regurgitate, but anything can be used as an “assault” weapon. It is not the tool that determines that classification, but rather the intention of the individual. In England they banned private firearms ownership, now the Mayor of London wants to ban knives. See, folks are using knives as an “assault” weapon. Back in March, Lovequawn Scott, used a dumbbell as an “assault” weapon bludgeoning to death a family of four, yes, that qualifies as a mass murder, shall we ban dumbbells? When we have a DUI related car accident that results in the deaths of individuals, and this is a leading cause of death among young people, do we ban the car? Shall we stop manufacturing cars? Should we punish AAA, after all, it is an Automobile Association, made up of members? If folks were to start using baseball bats as an “assault” weapon, do we penalize Louisville Slugger? Or perhaps we should just stop the game of baseball all together, since they would be using an “assault” weapon to play a game . . . how offensive.
My point, Rep. Swalwell, is that you are obviously too ideologically corrupt and intellectually deficient to realize how insidious your statement truly is. My semi-automatic rifles may be mean looking to you, but only a dummy, maybe like yourself, would want to use a semi-automatic rifle in combat. If you want an “assault” weapons ban, well, I can think of a whole lot of tools that individuals can use to assault another…ya wanna ban all those tools? Or, do you want to solve the real issue and prevent criminals from accessing weapons, and enable law abiding legal gun owners the ability to defend themselves.Anything can be used as an 'assault' weapon. It is not the tool that determines that classification, but rather the intention of the individual. Click To Tweet
Lastly, funny, I didn’t hear you say a doggone thing when some nutcase progressive socialist shot up the GOP baseball practice. Then again, that leftist commentator on MSNBC, Joy Reid, asserted that Rep. Steve Scalise deserved to be shot because of his voting record.
Next, I find it interesting that Rep. Swalwell refers to the “demands” of the Parkland high schoolers. I find it rather fascinating that we are supposed to develop legislative solutions to the demands of kids who are being emotionally abused by the progressive socialist left for an ideological agenda. Yes, they are survivors of a mass shooting via a mentally deranged, violent, and unstable classmate. But shouldn’t these high schoolers start there, with their former classmate who was expelled from their school for expressing violent behavior, and threats? These Parkland high schoolers should be demanding from answers from the FBI, Broward Sheriff’s Office, and the Broward School Board.
There is nothing about our Second Amendment constitutional right that these high schoolers should be demanding…perhaps they should demand a better education on our Constitution? Perhaps these high schoolers should be asking why the 14th amendment equal protection clause doesn’t apply to gun ownership, and why we do not have national reciprocity? Maybe these Parkland high schoolers should be asking for an NRA member, an NRA trained firearms instructor, someone like Stephen Willeford, to safeguard their school. See, NRA members run to the sound of the guns…the “coward of Broward,” Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson hid, and allowed their fellow classmates to be gunned down. Maybe these kiddies should be demanding the NRA “school shield” program be implemented in their high school, and all across Broward County, Florida, and maybe even America. Those would be substantive, solution driven demands, not this phony misdirection that is just the manipulation of the anti-gun liberal progressive left.
Finally, Rep. Swalwell, a buy back program? And what is this tyrannical solution you present, that if someone doesn’t surrender their legal, lawfully acquired firearms, they are a criminal? Are you kidding me? You are going to criminalize gun ownership? Oh yes, that is what the City Council in Deerfield Village, IL, has implemented, and it is unconstitutional.
Here are your words Congressman, “we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.” Who, Congressman, gets to make that decision? You? And tell me, how do you declare me a criminal because I defy an unconstitutional edict?
Congressman, sadly, you have evidenced to us all that you know little about the history of our great nation. Perhaps you need to be reminded as to why American men took the field in Lexington Green and Concord Bridge on April 19th, 1775. You, sir are the present day Redcoat. Our Country was established on a belief of individual gun ownership. Now, you may say that the Founding Fathers never envisioned an AR-15, they also never envisioned airplanes…but did we ban them after 9-11? Then it was a musket, today, yes, it is a semi-automatic rifle: that’s called innovation and technology. The British wanted to destroy the armaments factory in Concord Massachusetts — explain to me the difference in your objective?
Now, Ladies and Gents, my closing argument: do you truly want Rep. Eric Swalwell of California to be part of a progressive socialist House of Representatives majority that would vote on such an absurd idea? And ponder this: how much do you think it would cost for such a weapons buy-back program? Ahh, don’t worry, the leftist will just raise taxes on the rich. Sadly, I put no faith in the GOP Senate to fight back against this tomfoolery, since the liberal progressive media would make this their raison d’etre.
Eric, let me explain something: it didn’t then, and it will not now, work out very well to criminalize law-abiding legal gun owners. I know that your ilk demands ideological domination, but you do not wanna go down this road. However, if there is one thing I can truly congratulate you on is your courage to tell us, the American people, what you want to do, and what you believe.
Rep. Eric Swalwell: Molon Labe…Come and Take It! Class dismissed, just like your stupid idea.
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.