One of the great things about the anti-gun left is that they eventually show you exactly who they are and what they want. The talking points are always flowery at first, waxing about “national conversations,” “gun reform” and everyone’s favorite, “common-sense gun safety” measures.
But wizened, calloused Second Amendment advocates who’ve been through the gun control wars for years know that’s only so much civilian disarmament wrapped up in a pretty, focus-group-tested candy coating meant to sound reasonable and taste good to Mr. and Mrs. Middle America who don’t pay attention to such things.
So whether it’s a former Supreme Court Justice, an ostensibly conservative columnist or a charter member of the Parkland Funky Bunch, make no mistake…they really do want to take your guns. All of them. That’s always been the endgame toward which the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex has been so diligently working for all these years.
The latest case in point: California’s Rep. Eric Swalwell. As we pointed out yesterday, the man who represents California’s 15th congressional district is one of the more enthusiastic gun-grabbers in Congress. As NBC News reported back in May:
Swalwell proposes that the government should offer up to $1,000 for every weapon covered by a new ban, estimating that it would take $15 billion to buy back roughly 15 million weapons — and “criminally prosecute any who choose to defy [the buyback] by keeping their weapons.”
But as Swalwell revealed in a telling tweet, simple prosecution of those unwilling to turn over their guns doesn’t really go far enough for the Congressman.
That’s right, the honorable gentleman from California figures that if he and his fellow members of the Congressional Gun-Grabbing Caucus ever manage to get a civilian disarmament bill passed into law, resisters wouldn’t stand a chance. After all, the US government can use a little thermo-nuclear persuasion to convince America’s gun owners that trying to hold onto their firearms would be a bad idea.
Swalwell’s position can be summed up this way: Americans don’t need guns because the government isn’t tyrannical. And if you disagree with us, we’ll blow you all to Hell.
And Democrats say the President uses inflammatory rhetoric and needs to elevate the level of the national discourse. Can you imagine if a Republican Conresscritter had proposed dropping tactical nukes on, say, abortion clinics, the crowd of illegal immigrants headed for our border, or mobs of rioting Antifa thugs in Portland?
You sir are more harmful to the country and our citizens than any automatic weapon could ever be. This kind of thinking has NO PLACE as a voice in our government. SHAMEFUL!!
— Jeremy Woods (@UKFAN2121) November 17, 2018
Wow a terroristic threat made by a public official..I wonder what @realDonaldTrump would think about you threatening the American people with Nuclear devices..you know making terroristic threats is a crime sir, and threaten the American people is not a smart move by any means.
— Josh (@whitemilitia) November 17, 2018
This is the first time I have ever heard of American elected official suggesting the US nuclear arsenal be deployed against American citizens on American soil. Appalling.
— scoodotcom (@scoodotcom) November 17, 2018
So you would want to nuke fellow Americans in order to have more control over us? THIS is why our forefathers gave us the 2nd Amendment to protect ourselves from the totalitarian govt you Democrat’s are attempting to build. Wake up America!
— Phil (@NYPatriot27) November 17, 2018
Every time I hear a person in our government speak like this, I buy more ammo. https://t.co/2KCDTApGoR
— Tracy Jeffords (@TracyJeffords) November 16, 2018
In response to the uproar, Swallwel naturally tried to blame the other side for their inability to perceive his rapier wit and cutting sarcasm. He tried to claim they’re ginning up a kerfuffle where none really exists.
It’s sarcasm, Oliver, to counter a serious threat from the gun owner that he would declare war against America.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018
— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) November 17, 2018
Same as it ever was. The takeaway: Yes, Virginia, they really do want to take your guns. And given the opportunity, they’ll do it by any means necessary.