I am the only candidate calling for a ban and buy back of military-style assault weapons.— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) May 30, 2019
Keep your pistols, keep your shotguns, keep your rifles.
But let's take the most dangerous guns out of the hands of the most dangerous people. Are you with me? https://t.co/RtwnBTgXdn
Will someone tell him or shall I.— Tiffy the Terrible (@imtherealtiffy) May 30, 2019
All my guns are rifles pistols and shotguns…. even the black ones with pistol grips.— Bill Seitz🇺🇸 (@Bill_Seitz) May 30, 2019
My AR's are rifles so I will keep them all thank you very much.— Rosarian (@Rosarian4) May 30, 2019
What makes an assault weapon an assault weapon?— Matt 🐻 Kage (@mattkg) May 30, 2019
Military style weapons? Which ones are those? The M16/M4 is modeled after a civilian weapon. I'm kind of confused as to what you think you are talking about and I know you are as well. Do you mean black scary looking guns with goofy attachments? I better hide my .22🤔— Your Party Sucks! (@LennyGhoul) May 30, 2019
They're the scary-looking ones.— J Doby (@oldandfleeting) May 30, 2019
My AR 15 is painted pink and has sparkles and faux fur, so I think Eric Swalwell will let me keep it. It doesn’t even look scary, it looks ridiculously adorbs.— Aubrey Bear (@NotReallyABear2) May 30, 2019
(Ok not really but now I kinda want to photo shop “Eric’s acceptable AR’s”)
That sounds dangerous. We shouldn't have given them sentience.— Matt 🐻 Kage (@mattkg) May 30, 2019
I’d rather see laws that keep dangerous people from running for office!!— roy druin (@roy68boy) May 30, 2019
Are you trying to juice the tragic boating accident industry?— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) May 30, 2019
I agree, i’ll turn in my mobile SAM when your elected! 😂— Wesley Ely (@Jahaziah) May 30, 2019
No,sir. And the ratio seems to suggest I'm not alone, Eric.— John Ulzheimer (@johnulzheimer) May 30, 2019
You want to ban the most commonly sold rife in the US today, and imprison anyone who doesn’t hand them over for some cash.— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) May 30, 2019
No, I’m not with you. pic.twitter.com/HfA5icesA2
How does this work exactly? Buy the guns from the law abiding citizens and that makes us safer how? You think a criminal is going to sell you his gun?
I understand that people want solutions to crazy people shooting up crowds and schools. We all do! But that’s only going to happen when you start focusing on the why and not the how.
It’s already been proven many times over in other places with gun bans that the violence rates don’t get any lower, just the rates of incidents with a gun.
If violence is the problem why does the tool mater? Is it better to be hacked up with a chainsaw or have your head caved in with a hammer than shot by a gun?
Last I looked dead was still dead and crazy is still crazy.