Rep Eric Swalwell reminded Americans that Democrats haven't given up the hope of undermining the Second Amendment rights even during an election year. The career Democrat takes pride in calling for the ban of "assault weapons" without a grandfathering clause and the enactment of mandatory buybacks for the semi-automatic firearms. He also advocated for universal background checks.
"It's been more than two years since I first called for a ban and national mandatory buyback of all military-style assault weapons, and the body count has only continued to rise since then." Rep Swalwell wrote. "Americans will be safer if our communities are once and for all free from weapons of war."
Firstly, Americans do not own military-style firearms or weapons of war. The so-called "assault weapons" are just commonly-owned, semi-automatic firearms that fire one shot at a time. Additionally, guns cannot assault anyone because they're inanimate objects. Just like drivers cause accidents, so do criminals cause deaths. A firearm is just a tool, and its safety depends on the handler.
"... gunmen used AR-15-style semi-automatic assault rifles; 11 died, and six were injured in Pittsburgh, and one died, and three were injured in Poway. ... a man with a modified AR-15-style weapon …. killed nine and injured 17… in Dayton, Ohio. … an AR-15-style weapon once again was used to kill seven and injure 25 in Midland and Odessa, Texas."
We've got news for you, Rep. Swalwell. The FBI Uniform Crime Report shows that "assault weapons" killed fewer people than knives, strangulation, or stomping. Yet we don't see efforts to ban knives or other crude methods that claim more lives than "assault weapons."
Swalwell didn't forget to cover up for the Leftist Black Lives Matter criminals who attacked Kyle Rittenhouse and sustained injuries or lost their lives in the process. Swalwell blames the "assault weapons" instead of the criminal behavior of the attackers.
"In August, a teenager illegally carrying an AR-15-style rifle went 20 miles, crossing a state line to play vigilante; Kyle Rittenhouse found the trouble he was looking for, killing two people and injuring another."
Swalwell also recommends the reenactment of the 1994-2004 federal assault weapons ban that failed to address crime. He also points out that he introduced a new "assault weapons" ban bill that would not grandfather in the existing firearms.
"My bill builds upon assault weapon bans that have been introduced previously in Congress, defining assault weapons in the same way. But it would not "grandfather in" weapons already in circulation;"
Lastly, Swalwell mocks the Constitutional freedoms that allow Americans to own firearms for self-defense. He adds that Americans don't need efficient firearms to defend their property from heavily armed criminals who don't obey gun control laws.
"Spare us the pearl-clutching about constitutional freedoms. We're a joke if we don't consider the right to survive supreme over any other, and we can defend our own lives and homes perfectly well without weapons designed for mass killing."
Swalwell ignores the fact that owning a firearm is one method of safeguarding your right to survive. Unsurprisingly, Swalwell cannot understand why Americans need these firearms to protect themselves. For a person enjoying state protection and never has to handle a gun, it's easy for him to dismiss the need for ordinary Americans to own efficient firearms.
Swalwell's opinions are widely held in the Democratic Party circles. Politicians like Biden and Harris have similar views and want to undermine the Second Amendment rights but are afraid of losing votes. That's why they keep skirting around "protecting 2A rights" while advocating for gun control. Consequently, every voter who values their constitutional rights should reject their ideology and make sure they don't win this election at any government level.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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