Recently Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) advocated the use of nuclear weapons in order to do away with the Second Amendment.
It all started when he remarked back in May that he wanted to impose a ban on all military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, and called for the prosecution of gun owners who refused to turn in such weapons.
An individual named Joe Biggs criticized him for such a remark by saying the following on Twitter:
“So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f—— mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the [government] all the power.”
Swalwell responded by saying that it would be a short war since “the government has nukes”, thus suggesting the government would be willing to use nuclear weapons on its own people.
Such a remark has resulted in outrage from many people, despite Swalwell saying that he was being sarcastic.
However, given the lunacy of the Democrats and other leftists, one has to wonder if he was really considering such an insane idea.
Granted, it would not make sense to launch a nuclear strike (or series of nuclear strikes) just to get someone to surrender a semiautomatic weapon, even if such a measure was being used as a deterrent.
It should be noted that people who own such weapons are spread out across the country, and not confined to a certain state or locality.
But perhaps Swalwell (who is contemplating a Presidential run in 2020) is planning to do what President Snow did to District 12 in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, i.e. destroy a certain area in order to intimidate the rest of the nation into submission.
Regardless of whether or not that is Swalwell’s intention, it would be best for America that he fail in his bid for the Presidency should he decide to run.
And if the government did decide to launch a nuclear strike in order to force people to surrender their guns, where would be the target be? Texas? Montana? Georgia? Alaska?
And would the government be willing to kill millions of people via nuclear strikes just to enforce a gun ban? Keep in mind that doing so would include killing people who favor gun control, but I guess such casualties would be considered collateral damage.
With the Donald in the White House, that will not happen. But it seems as though Swalwell has come up with a new idea when it comes to pushing for gun control.
Which is why Republicans need to emerge victorious in 2020.