This is the guy who wants to take “the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of those dangerous people.” Yet the guns he’s hankering to grab cause about 3% of the firearms-related deaths. He says he has the moms and the kids squarely behind him. What he really wants is minimally compensated confiscation and he’s willing to jail or kill anyone who defies him.
“The greatest threat to the Second Amendment is doing nothing,” the California congressman said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And the Second Amendment is not an absolute right. Just like free speech — you can’t shout fire in a theater or lie about the products you are selling. You can’t own a bazooka, you can’t own a tank, you can’t own rocket-propelled grenades.“
“So we should put some limits in place,” Swalwell said. “And I think the American people are with me. I’m no longer intimidated by the NRA. The moms and the kids, they’re behind us on this issue. And I think it just takes leadership in Washington.”
Swalwell last year proposed a ban on “possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons.” The government would offer to buy those guns to get them out of circulation.
– Ian Kullgren in Swalwell says Second Amendment allows for gun control