GUNS IN AMERICA Dem congressman: Force gun owners to get rid of assault weapons Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., drops a grenade into the middle of the gun debate.

WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman has proposed outlawing “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution, a major departure from prior gun control proposals that typically exempt existing firearms.

In a USA Today op-ed entitled “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued Thursday that prior proposals to ban assault weapons “would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.”

Swalwell proposes that the government should offer up to $1,000 for every weapon covered by a new ban, estimating that it would take $15 billion to buy back roughly 15 million weapons — and “criminally prosecute any who choose to defy [the buyback] by keeping their weapons.”

In the past, Democrats and gun safety groups have carefully resisted proposals that could be interpreted as “gun confiscation,” a concept gun rights groups have often invoked as part of a slippery slope argument against more modest proposals like universal background checks.
Swalwell addressed these arguments directly, saying he and other Democrats had been too deferential to Second Amendment activists and should follow the lead of teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting who have been more strident.

“There's something new and different about the surviving Parkland high schoolers’ demands,” he wrote. “They dismiss the moral equivalence we’ve made for far too long regarding the Second Amendment. I've been guilty of it myself, telling constituents and reporters that 'we can protect the Second Amendment and protect lives.’”

Instead, he writes, “the right to live is supreme over any other.”
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And if he buy back plan fails the gov't has nukes. 

That Swalwell guy is a total ass. Then he tried to say he was kidding. 

“the right to live is supreme over any other.”

And the right to defend yourself facilitates the right to live.

As a lover of western novels and a Louis L’Amour fan, I’ll add this quote here.  I don’t know who said it originally, but it was said in many of his western novels.

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.  

Love the quote and it is so very true!

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