Democrat Eric Swalwell: If Gun Owners Defy ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, ‘The Government Has Nukes’

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) defended a potential “assault weapons” buyback Friday afternoon, saying that if gun owners defy a legislative ban, “the government has nukes.”

The exchange began with conservative Twitter commentator Joe Biggs responding to a story on Swalwell’s Thursday op-ed in USA Today, titled “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters.” “@RepSwalwell wants a war,” Biggs wrote. “Because that’s what you would get.”

Swalwell responded by noting the government’s nuclear arsenal, writing: “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.”

Biggs responded by asking, “So our government would nuke its own country in order to take guns? Wow.”

Swalwell countered by asking Biggs to quit being “dramatic” about the casual reference to weapons of mass destruction:

On May 21, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Swalwell pushed an “assault weapons” ban that would be based on buybacks with criminal charges for those who did not comply. A similar buyback was used by the Australia government.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

17 thoughts on “Democrat Eric Swalwell: If Gun Owners Defy ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, ‘The Government Has Nukes’

  1. There something really bad wrong with people like this an they want to take our guns from us. Dam I’m in one bad fxck up dream . And he still got a gov job after threatening to kill millions of people … lock him up. Lock him up in a padded room

    1. Your letting him off too easy
      This isn’t political theater this is a terrorist that just made a threat not only against this country and it’s people and their rights , but a threat against this entire globe
      This P.O.S. Should be getting picked up and and be sitting behind bars before I have my morning coffee
      I’m fcking pissed and I’m demanding action
      Every dam state rep and every one in government should be demanding swift and just action on this persons threat against all out war on We the People
      I don’t take threats like this lightly
      There should be an uproar until this person is removed from my government
      Investigated and charged
      Fck this asshole!
      This is a declaration of War my friend
      Time to steel our resolve and push shit like this out of our country and it’s gov
      If he thinks this is some kind of joke , well I’m not fking laughing

      1. Absolutely, EOS! If any one of US even so much as made a statement that concealed a remotely veiled threat to THEM, they’d give US a no-knock surprise party complete with party favors.

        The disdain and contempt for our Bill of Rights and the American People is blatant and beyond surreal. It shows the level of disconnect between how they see US and what they really are supposed to be doing.

        That’s a firing squad offense if you ask me. It’s going to be interesting to see how they address this because we know the only way it will be is by the People.

        I’d love to see this ahole swallow-well doxxed…and see it go somewhere.

        1. Chances are he will end up the next President
          He’s definitely easy to manipulate
          And is very anti constitution and we the people
          Therefore their perfect candidate

        1. Granny knots tend to slip, KOYOTE. BUT, that might make for some interesting fun watching the knot slide open 3 or 4 times before you make a proper noose! As for needing practice, don’t worry – we’ll get plenty of practice soon.
          Here’s a how-to:

          1. I sent you a message to your email, Henry gave it to me, hope you got it, I sent you my phone number.

  2. Oh so this is a “Buy Back” ?
    well motherfcker my guns are not for sale and it’s because of shit like you in government

    I don’t negotiate with fckin Terrorists

    I just read on Twitter how he is backpedaling telling us to stop being so dramatic

    Fuk your projection bitch , either you back your words up ,or step down and go to jail for threatening war on this world
    Everyone should be calling this asshole terrorist out
    This is an outrage

    I bet this dumfuk don’t realize but he just sold a truck load of guns with this idiot stance

  3. They are confessing the obvious AMMO and Guns are your very best INVESTMENT. Just have the balls to use them. And hide them very well. Electronic counter mesures must be taken into consideration. The GOV is going all out to develop scan the terrain for them. A broadcast dedicate to just that electronic type of warfare is needed.

  4. Hard to believe shit like this is allowed to breath the same air as us. Buy back? This phony ass American needs a nuclear enema. Everybody in office is like this commie Jew lover.

  5. ‘I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities’……….spoken like a true commie

  6. “How many deaths would have to occur by guns for you as a gun owner to change your stance and give up your guns ?”

    Answer: How many rapes have to occur before you cut off your dick?!

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