U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell is a California Democrat who is considering running for president in 2020. Like many of today’s Democrats, he has called for strict gun-control measures. Because, you know, guns are inherently evil, and Democrats love peace and non-violence.
Yet Swalwell was not amused when a fellow denizen of the Twitter-verse rebuked his stance, tweeting that Swalwell was out of his bleeping mind if he thought “I’ll give up my rights and give the [government] all the power.” Swalwell replied that, if there was to be a conflict between Second Amendment advocates and the U.S. government, it would be a “short war,” because
So, a member of the United States government, purporting to be concerned about violence that could possibly stem from individuals possessing a firearm, says that in a potential conflict between the government and gun owners, the government might just literally nuke the deplorable bastards.
What scares you more, your neighbor owning a shotgun with which he or she likes to hunt pheasants and shoot trap, or your government representative saying that, if push comes to shove, the government should just use nuclear weapons to slaughter its wayward citizens?
“Representative” Swalwell’s statement is exhibit A of just why the Second Amendment was— and is— so vitally necessary.