Swalwell Suggests Gun Confiscation, Threatens Gun Owners with Nukes

Representative of California’s 15th congressional district, Eric Swalwell
Representative of California’s 15th congressional district, Eric Swalwell

Fayetteville, AR –-(Ammoland.com)- Representative of California’s 15th congressional district, Eric Swalwell, has taken up a position that we are promised over and over is advocated by no one: gun confiscation. His proposal? In an editorial for USA Today, he says:

“we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.”

How much would he offer owners of icky guns? $200. Not satisfied with prosecutions, however, he suggested on Twitter that if America’s gun owners refuse to go along with his scheme, well, “it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit.”

Representative Swalwell's plan if gun owners refuse to turn in their property, use nukes on American citizens.
Representative Swalwell's plan if gun owners refuse to turn in their property, use nukes on American citizens.
Don't Nuke Me Bro Get Your Tee
Don't Nuke Me Bro Get Your Tee

I’d prefer that he would say “real” instead of “legit,” but he hasn’t hired me as his editor, so I’ll let that pass. I am an American gun owner in possession of several guns that I suspect he wishes to take away from me, so I will take pains to object to his demands.

Swalwell claims that Australia took the right approach to deal with gun violence. Here he disconnects himself from the facts. The homicide rate in Australia began a decline in the late 80s, spiked briefly following the 1997 imposition of new gun controls, and returned to the previous downward trend. If we insist on finding an effect of the gun legislation, a temporary increase in the number of people killed is the one that the data suggest. The black market in firearms in that country is going strong, and the suicide rate rose slightly over the pre-1997 numbers, climbing to the highest level in recent decades.

What, then, can he mean by saying that Australia got it right? I am forced to conclude that he means the disarmament of the law-abiding, since that is all that the Aussies accomplished. He shows his failure to understand the nature of rights and of criminal violence when he says later in his article that “the Parkland teens have taught us there is no right more important than every student’s right to come home after class. The right to live is supreme over any other.” Certainly, the right to live is fundamental. But so is the right to make personal decisions. My choice to own an AR-15, for example, does not harm anyone in itself, and since I am not going around threatening or committing acts of violence against innocents, unlike the pattern for mass shooters, Representative Swalwell has no business telling me that I have to turn my rifle in.

He claims that his reference to nuclear weapons was sarcasm, and if that’s the case, he should not only quit his day job but should also refrain from contemplating a career in comedy. The glee with which people who are opposed to basic rights discuss the murder of millions in pursuit of their goals should tell the country exactly why we must stop them.

He claims that his reference to nuclear weapons was sarcasm, and if that’s the case, he should not only quit his day job but should also refrain from contemplating a career in comedy.
He claims that his reference to nuclear weapons was sarcasm, and if that’s the case, he should not only quit his day job but should also refrain from contemplating a career in comedy.


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Greg Camp has taught English composition and literature since 1998 and is the author of six books, including a western, The Willing Spirit, and Each One, Teach One, with Ranjit Singh on gun politics in America. His books can be found on Amazon. He tweets @gregcampnc.

  • 41 thoughts on “Swalwell Suggests Gun Confiscation, Threatens Gun Owners with Nukes

    1. This is the finest example of the stupidity of elected officials and the stupidity of those that elect them. This man has no skin in the game and he has little understand of American history. The rage that he would cause among freedom loving Americans would know, no bounds. He would not be able to leave his home or his office without being in deadly danger should Americans rise up against his dictates. As another poster has said, his metaphor to nuke Americans that do not comply, imply s that he would use the full force of the federal government to bend non compilers to his will.; While I do not advocate violence against the person of Salwell he would do well to read the outrage expressed on this website. The United States has a long history of dealing with tyrants
      As Thomas Jefferson said, The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and the manure of tyrants.

    2. It would be fair to advise him that he is one of our employees. His inflated salary and benefits come from our tax dollars. It is a very stupid dog that bites the hand that feeds him and his is a very close relative to a rabid dog. They all forget we pay their salaries and we send them to the swamp to do OUR business, not to act like a bunch of middle school punks. It would behove them to realize what end of the food chain they are on and act like we are their employers.

    3. Representative Eric Swalwell certainly does not get the support of most that support common sense gun ownership responsibility. Confiscation is not the intent. A goal that we all can support, regardless of political affiliation. Insuring that weapons are properly secured, and out of the hands of the unstable.

      1. @theGreenWiltedDick: Don’t you have some self-licking or buttholes to sniff somewhere. You know cockswallowing Barry Sotero does it all the time. Mikey Sotero likes it! I hear Sasha loves swallowing the long schlong. You should too!
        We call it “Commonsense Butthole Sniffing & Self-Gratification for Dummies and Commies”. So go confiscate some privacy at the the zoo… nematode POS. I’d love to see someone get your IP address. We here would have fun 24-7 with you and your pinkish red friends.

    4. This “lawmaker” apparently is not sufficiently educated to have heard of the Posse Comitatus Act, a federal law of 1878 (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152). It forbids the use of military forces to enforce domestic policies within the United States. That aside, this wussy boy doesn’t have the guts to personally confiscate anyone’s firearm. Here’s my message for this big shot who never served his country and obviously doesn’t respect it. He believes he personally has powers specifically forbidden by the Constitution to the whole federal government. As America’s supreme law, the Constitution limits federal government authority over citizens.

      The 2nd Amendment specifically forbids what this creepy Californian proposes. It contains only 27 small words so even he should understand it: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The term “militia” refers to peaceable, lawfully armed people. They aren’t reservists, national or state guardsmen, inactive military or any other organized group. They’re civilians. The founders would have had no reason to affirm this natural civil right to military people because they already worked for the government that owned their arms and directed their use. To think otherwise is absurd.

      In this context, the term “infringed” clearly means even the slightest meddling by the federal government is strictly forbidden. Additionally, McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that found that the right of an individual to “keep and bear arms,” as protected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against the states. The term “incorporated” means even the states are forbidden from meddling in any way with a civilian’s right to keep and bear arms.

      Therefore, the only option to implement what this big mouthed small fry would do is to declare war on America’s firearms owners, all 120 million of them. So, as they say in New York and Connecticut, molon labe. We’ve caught onto this ninny’s little flimflam. He wants no interference with his party’s goal of using taxpayer money to fund entitlements. The democrat party needs entitlements to exchange for votes. They fear any discussion of resistance to their will.

      Citizens just becoming aware should open their minds to the fact that the U.S. is very lucky to have a hundred million legally armed citizens with 400 million firearms in private hands. They should recognize that these are the most peaceable, lawful people in our nation. Leftists need to look at our open borders, colossal drug trade, scarce law enforcement, timid prosecution, limited incarcerations, gang strength, mental defectives living at home and terrorists roaming the streets. Can anyone even imagine the unbridled carnage if this twerp’s goal of total confiscation were to be achieved?

      Every time you vote, think about this. Those who carry out mass murders fear armed citizens and it’s precisely why governments always disarm the governed before they purge the disobedient. Taken together, all the mass shooting deaths from nuts, felons, terrorists and illegal aliens, throughout history for the entire planet, is infinitesimal compared to the total number of civilian citizens murdered by governments. It’s the reason for our 2nd Amendment and throughout human history, it has been a very bad idea to allow any government to disarm its people.

    5. I was sure that at my age, 70, I would not live to see this country go to war against itself! I now believe I was WRONG, Just so sad that it’s being instigated by elected officials, Elected Officials. This means that a majority of voting age citizens put these people in office and I must believe that they support the subversive drivel that is pouring from their podium. I have yet to see the Citizen Democrats deny their support for these Anti-Constitutional Hate Mongers. I to say “Thank God for the Constitution, the 2nd Amendment and the Brave souls that support it. “

    6. The Pharisees accused Jesus of having a devil…
      Mr Swalwell, the works of the devil are to steal, kill, and destroy. He was a liar from the start.

    7. Here’s my “sarcasm” Come and take it. I will sleep easy when the “law enforcement” branch of tyrannical government show up and get what’s coming when the words, “give us your guns” are said. My only question would be in return, how many of you came ready for Armageddon, because hell awaits the tyrannical oppressors.

    8. Why the hell is this fool and the rest of those seeking to destroy the Bill of Rights not arrested for treason?!

      1. @Paul, ‘Cause it ain’t treason. But it is a betrayal of all Americans. The federal legislative swamp needs to be drained so that Congress can make these types of betrayal federal criminal offenses. Then city, county, state, and federal “officials”, legislators, and even judges can be arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced.
        Before the midterms, forty RINOs saw the writing on the wall and retired. Next primary election, we get rid of more corrupt Congress persons. We push for more, new, and stronger controls on our elected employees. Betrayal of Oath, and Failing to Support, Uphold, or Defend the Constitution should be among the new federal statutes.
        We also need the right of recall and term limits on bureaucrats, judges, legislators, county superintendents, city managers, and state officials.
        Reforming corrupt government should be everyones’ “hobby”.

    9. Dont disregard Swalwell hes a very “Dangerous Demorat” ! Comes from state of Cali one of the most anti gun in the country

    10. Swalwell says the using nukes was sarcasm. Actually the proper term in the way that he used the statement is “Metaphor”. His use of the term “nuke” has the meaning that he would use the full power of the U.S. and Local Governments confiscate private property from U.S. Citizens. If in the process the action of “Murder by Cop” befalls you. He then considers it your fault because you did not kneel to his action of tyranny. Just ask Gary J. Willis of Glen Burnie, Maryland. Due to Maryland’s new “Red Flag” law. The subject of the protective order, Gary J. Willis, 60, answered his door in the 100 block of Linwood Ave. at 5:17 a.m. and was told to hand over his firearms. As anyone who believes that they have a right to self protection he armed himself while finding out who is banging on his door in that earlier hour of the morning. A relative had exercised the new Red Flag law without Mr. Willis’ knowledge. Now Gary J. Willis is resting in God’s hands. This is the end story that Demon-Rat Swalwell wishes to bring upon those who will not bow down to his Tyrannical Demands.

    11. EVERYONE should pay close attention to what this clown said. How are you going to nuke a few people without endangering thousands of others ???

    12. What did this ,whatever you want to call him,take an oath to do???What was that??Defend the constitution???All demoncraps should be removed from office for not upholding their oath.At 80 years old I still uphold my oath as an “oath keeper”.We will hold to our bibles and guns!!!
      Just sayin,
      Gramps 38

      1. He is a Demon-Rat who considers the Constitution illegitimate due to it being drafted by racist slave owners. That way in their demented thought processes an oath to principles they consider null and void does not need to be honored.

      2. @Gramps 38…AMEN!!! These abusers of their Sworn Oath should be tried, convicted, and put to sleep. After a couple of those, the others might change their minds.
        They need to be held accountable.

    13. If anyone in America wonders why people fight to keep their second amendment rights just take a peek at any number of our elected leaders.
      Do you want the likes of them left unchecked?
      What do we need weapons of war for? War. It’s what the founding fathers had in mind.

    14. That was not a comment of sarcasm it was a threat against myself and my family this person should not be in this country let alone have a job in any official position. WOW what an idiot!

    15. Look at his image above, then mentally put an SS uniform on him and see what you get. He is deadly serious and dangerous–and not stupid–just damn real dangerous.

    16. Mr. Swallowwell should stick to smoking poles and smuggling bones for a living. What a disgrace for the State of California. I feel terribly sorry for the millions of red-blooded patriotic Americans in CA who are forced to deal with this pathetic scumbag as their representative. In a way, im actually happy to see all of this vile behavior coming from the House. They will hang themselves in short order if given enough rope, as witnessed here and with the socialist Ocasio-Cortez. She is a Russian spy.

      1. I guess Swallowswell is appropriate for California and those who voted him into office, due to the FACT that California is a HUGE disgrace to this nation, followed closely by New York.

    17. I have watched this idiot on Tucker Carlson on many occasions. He is an arrogant & condescending continuing to push the Russian/Trump collusion. He is a former lawyer and we know lawyers are expert manipulators and liars. He said what he said, trying to make the point, “Our guns are bigger than your guns…and we’ll use them if we have to.” It wasn’t sarcasm, it was a subtle threat to gun owners. He didn’t expect the reaction he got and has back peddled ever since. Being a CA democRAT defines his agenda and intelligence.

      1. Mark – you are correct that it wasn’t sarcasm – and it was anything but subtle. He let the mask slip – that mask being the absolute monopoly of force long desired by the left – ie the commies, socialists or whatever label they are currently using to hide their true intent – total control.
        I have posed the question more than once and NOT gotten anything resembling a coherent answer – exactly what threat does a law abiding free Citizen pose – after all us plain old ordinary people are not the cause of the dreaded ‘gun violence’ – and yet we, NOT the criminals – are ALWAYS the target of ‘gun control’ laws. The hoplophobes have been touting their ability to send SWAT teams, SEALs, armored forces and even helicopter gun ships to force their will on us for a long time, that swallow and his ilk would also use nukes should also come as no surprise.

    18. Sarcasm or not this guy is an elected official of the United States government and he should think before talking.
      No wonder we have such a divide in our country with idiots like this in congress.

    19. It would seem that most mass murders are committed by democrats or their children. Maybe restricting gun ownership by democrats and their bodyguards would be a significant start in reducing murders by gunfire.

    20. Swalwell is just another product of Communism and Brain washed liberal left. He should be removed from Congress.
      He has been making comments like this for a while. I think he is mentally unbalanced. I feel sorry for the folks that sent him as he is a disgrace.

    21. Buyback? He wants to use my money to “buy” something that I own. How is that a “buyback”? He will have to tax us to come up with the money to use to confiscate what I legally own. That isn’t a buyback. That is theft.

    22. I tend to believe he was, in fact, just being very sarcastic and condescending. Still, no matter what, his reply was childish, irresponsible and thoughtless. I guess it’s pretty much what I expect from his party in general now days. But then, the Republicans can say and do some pretty childish and irritating things too albeit a little less often.

    23. Democrats will nuke America if it means making Trump look bad! This guy is just another idiot in politics.

    24. Here is a Democrat/politician threatening to kill off the masses of civilians who disagree with him/them. Sounds a lot like Socialism, Marxism, and Communism all rolled up into a nice clean bundle. The Democrats want to complain about Russian collusion yet are following in lock step with the Russians in how to handle their servitude citizens.

    25. Okay so his comment was sarcasm. The very idea must be rolling around in his head or it would never have come out. Thank God for the second amendment.

      1. Yeah, his Freudian Slip is showing…exactly what he thinks down deep…with the yellow dirt in his soul. His “sarcasm” exposes just how dangerous he could get if given the chance.

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