Swalwell ‘Guilty’ Charge Unintentionally Exposes Absurdity of Red Flag Laws

Swalwell ‘Guilty’ Charge Unintentionally Exposes Absurdity of Red Flag Laws

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“We can only conclude that you’re guilty,’” Rep. Eric Swalwell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday, Fox News reports. He was trying to exploit President Donald Trump’s refusal to buckle to Democrat demands on impeachment documents and witnesses.

“In America, innocent men do not hide and conceal evidence,” Swalwell pressed on. “They are forthcoming and they want to cooperate and the president is acting like a very guilty person right now.”

“I believe the Fifth Amendment was just repealed on live television,” Ben Williamson, communications director for Rep. Mark Meadows, tweeted in response.

Innocent men don’t serve themselves up to ruthless prosecutors as a matter of basic justice. We don’t give them or the police ammunition to use against us, and to detour for a moment, if you have not seen “Don’t Talk to the Police,” featuring Professor James Duane, reserve 45 minutes to watch it soon.

Evidently Swalwell would repeal the Fourth Amendment as well if he had his druthers. Otherwise, why would innocent men require a warrant for police to search their homes?

Our entire adversarial legal system is based on the burden of proof being on the state and defendants having a presumption of innocence. Up until Opposite Day “progressives” started insanely turning things on their heads, the American standard was “Innocent until proven guilty.”

And Swalwell’s major league baseball player refusing a drug test analogy also falls flat. Most jobs these days, to the discredit of Americans for allowing things to devolve this way, require peeing in the cup and other surrendered invasions of privacy and dignity. Still, those are private contractual agreements either party is free to walk away from without fear of self-incrimination and prosecution by the government.

It figures Swalwell, a power freak with contempt for the Second Amendment, would view other Bill of Rights protections as impediments to getting the control he hungers for. Then again, we’re talking about a monster who advocated the government deploy against American gun owners with nuclear weapons—until he backtracked and claimed he was just making a point.

That’s some point, especially when you consider how many innocents would become “collateral damage” in an act of monstrous evil that only a genocidal maniac would “suggest.” Hence, we retain the right to keep and bear arms as the ultimate last resort safeguard of the people against tyrannical madmen. And knowing we will not surrender that power drives them howling nuts.

Still, concluding someone is guilty before they have been proven so beyond a reasonable doubt is the shaky foundation upon which the whole “red flag law” house of cards has been erected. And President Trump himself should be having a “hoist on his own petard” moment when his own words about that are thrown back at him:

“Take the guns first, go through due process second.”

Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” said it best:

“‘No, no!’ said the Queen. ‘Sentence first — verdict afterwards.’”

Once upon a time, even a child understood the evil absurdity of that. Seeing the enactment of such edicts now being touted as “commonsense” by Mad Hatters with political power shows us we truly have gone down the rabbit hole and through the looking-glass.



About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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KenW
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KenW

Swalwell is nothing more then Adam Schiff for brains puppy dog and mouthpiece. While Schiff will not go on Fox News anymore and have Tucker laugh in his face, Schiff sends Swalwell, and Fox trying to be fair actually has this “bold faced liar” on

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Why doesn’t this traitorist loser turn himself in for violating the Constitution by lying under oath?

Silver Fox
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Silver Fox

Swalwell is from my district in the east Bay Area in the socialist people’s republik of Kalifornia. He was a fairly good guy even for a democrat. Then Trump won the election. Since then Swalwell seems to suffer from Trump derangement syndrome like Pelosi. probably going down the same deranged path as Pelosi. he can push his anti American unconstitutional policies as long as he leads from the front of the swat team. We’ll see.

USA
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USA

SF, Swallowswell is nothing more than a punk bitch. Merry Christmas!

Patriot-556
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Patriot-556

SwallowsWell was NEVER a good guy. He’s always been a leftist shill, propagandist POS that would burn the constitution given the chance. He will hang beside schiff for brains, nadler & pelosi when the time comes.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@P556… Making a list and checking it twice

Mack
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Mack

Is Swalwell a God-fearing man? This is important. Because, if he is not … The presumption of innocence is a biblical concept. See two references here: “Presumption of Innocence” * http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?article=5622 “Presumption of Innocence: Biblical?” * https://worldlysaints.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/presumption-of-innocence-biblical/ One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime, the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and… Read more »

Country Boy
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Country Boy

Message to Swalwell. We Will Not Comply. Molon Labe. Kiss My Rebel Ass.
Country Boy

KDad
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KDad

City Boy. A Country Boy wouldn’t think like he does.

a.x. perez
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a.x. perez

The successful rejection of Communism and Soviet Domination by Poland was the beginning of the end for the “Evil Empire.” Obviously the Second Amendment is the Poland the Liberals have chosen to destroy the Bill of Rights and other restrictions placed on the power of government by the Constitution.
Many of them, perhaps a majority, believe that thus freed of constraint they can and will bring about a Messianic Age never to be equaled until the Second Coming.

People who disagree with them on this realize they are simply paving the way for the Anti-Christ.

james
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james

It amazes me that so many lawyers in Congress have no real understanding of the discipline they earned their degree in. This man has quoted Trump out of context.
Why was he silent when Eric Holder refused to appear under subpoena for running guns to Mexico? Why was he silent when the World Famous JV ex POTUS BHO exercised executive privilege?

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@James… They couldn’t cut it as lawyers so they became politicians , same as the doctors up there !

Camotim
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Camotim

Salwell has treated the 1st and 2nd Amendments like a dog treats a fire hydrantr.
That he is now extending that represehensible behaviour to the 5th Amendment
should be no surprise.,

Tionico
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Tionico

not to mention the principle of not being forced to incriminate one’s self, as also protected. Hence the “Miranda rights” to remain silent. That “don’t talk to the police’ talk is golden…. anything I say can and WILL be used in a court of law to convict me NOTHING I say can ever be used to prove my innocence. Pretty much a one way check valve, hey? so SHUT UP and let the copper stew. Even if he does put the clamps on me and “take me for a ride” as long as I shut up he’s still got no… Read more »

ahhiyawa
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ahhiyawa

As there is no such thing as being a little pregnant, there is also no such thing as being a tad socialistic. Ill advised rhetoric by demagogues has paved the way for leftist domination of the Democrat party. Democrats since the 1960’s and increasingly thereafter have been proselytizing and pushing a leftist agenda of progressivism, socialism and Marxism with great and deliberate transformative effect across all the academic, business, entertainment, cultural, societal and political landscapes of America. Millennial Swalwell is a product of the damage leftist Boomers have wrought on their children, grandchildren, present and future generations by weakening the… Read more »

RoyD
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RoyD

I have news for you. The leftist’s push in the USA goes further back than the ’60s or even 50’s. It has been around since Marx.

https://isreview.org/issue/80/karl-marx-and-american-civil-war

ahhiyawa
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ahhiyawa

Actually, the timeline of communism’s origins goes back further than that to the coffee houses and salons of pre-revolutionary France in the mid 1700’s. Hard core, true Marxists know the first communist was not Marx, but a fellow named Francois-Noel Babeuf during and after the French ‘Reign of Terror:’ “The First Revolutionary Communist.” Babeuf inspired Marx and all future revolutionary radical leaders of socialist leagues, uprisings and revolutions that plagued Europe throughout the 19th century. He championed elimination of money, abolition of private property, free sex, sexual deviancy & equality of the sex’s, progressive taxation, and a proponent of violent… Read more »

ahhiyawa
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ahhiyawa

PS: Beware of Marxist propaganda. Socialism in America had historically been a side show and of little consequence until the progressive movement of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. The post WWI era had discredited Wilsonian progressivism. The Cold War era purged marxist infiltration that had saturated FDR’s administration. Back in 1960 I could walk into any hardware or Army surplus store and buy any kind of firearm I wanted. That and a whole host of other things I and you can’t do today. American Marxism needed a Savior (Alinsky) and hordes of useful idiots (Boomers) to drive the… Read more »

Old Guy
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Old Guy

Some places like NJ use the refusal to take a breathalyzer test as an admission of guilt so we are already on that road

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Virginia has a law similar to that.

Morrigan
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Morrigan

So does Swallowell mean innocent, forthright men like McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Holder, Obama, etc., etc? If the Deep State got up on the stand and confessed to just the things we KNOW about
the festivities would last through President Trump’s second term.

Tionico
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Tionico

you left one name off that short list: Swallwell.

no charge for the fix
what’s HE got in his pocketses?

John
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John

Whenever the branches of government, be-it two or three, collude to chill the Rights of the citizenry, tyranny results. Madison provided the alarm centuries ago: There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. and The accumulation of powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Two incidents in history ring clear of the collusion between the… Read more »

Capn Dad
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Capn Dad

Blue on Blue…..now that could get interesting. Recall too that when Federal troops invaded Virginia in 1861 resulting in the Battle of Bull Run folks from other states rushed to Virginia to join their embattled Confederate comrades. Patriots from other states might consider that when the assault on Virginia comes.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

What is hard for me to believe is that people voted this psychopathic control freak into office to “rule’ them Those same people reproduce more of the same fools and Swalwell should just show us his hammer and sickle tattoo he must have on his shoulder. What a f#%&@n idiot!

Silver Fox
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Silver Fox

Actually it is on his ass visible when he bends over. he was voted in where socialist democrats control all politics and the money. They gave voting rights to illegal aliens in this state just before the last election. Blew republicans out of office in some of the few districts. note: some conservative republican patriots are trying to take it back. When the shooting starts in Virginia it will probably pick up here too. With the USA in civil war the needed support for Israel will shrivel. Probably why the USA is not seen in the book of Revelation.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

So, why bother? I think we need to go to the next box when they give “voting rights” to illegals. That is NOT the way it is SUPPOSED to go. Between the illegals, dead people and multiple re-votes…the SYSTEM IS RIGGED PEOPLE!

Arizona
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Arizona

Illegals already are voting. In every state where they are given drivers licenses.

They are not legally allowed to vote, but they are registered and they are voting. In cases where they got caught, they claimed confusion as the form came in the mail and they didn’t understand English.

Doszap
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Doszap

“Hence, we retain the right to keep and bear arms as the ultimate last resort safeguard of the people against tyrannical madmen. And knowing we will not surrender that power drives them howling nuts.” We are fixing to see the Reichstag’s moment in VA, the Bloomturd movement and the criminal Gov. Northram,are planning on STARTING the shooting there and blaming the PEOPLE. Prepare for a Lone Plant that cranks it up(by the Progressives and as usual he will disappear never to be found or known and ID’d). He thinks he’ got WE THE PEOPLE PINNED DOWN on this, HE thinks… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

There are countless articles and commentators and pundits who fence and tangle, who tumble and roll the slogans and platitudes of gun control, civilian disarmament, public safety, gun violence epidemics, commonsense restrictions, loopholes, Second Amendment rights and other sophisticated and nuanced and ultimately irrelevant sophistries that dance around and completely avoid the blunt and brutally honest point of lethal, military grade weapons in the hands of civilians. They are in those hands for one purpose, and one purpose only. That purpose is cold, unmistakable and ruthless. It is to enable free men and women to rise up and butcher tyrants… Read more »

Austin
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Austin

Best piece of writing I’ve seen all week.

WhiteRose
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WhiteRose

Goooood mornnnning David…perfect well written script that complements my morning coffee. Thank you

Neanderthal75
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Neanderthal75

David,

Your superb prose is well appreciated sir! You are in high form whilst conveying well thought-out points that all should take note!

I hope all is well with you and wish you and yours, a fine merry Christmas!

Jesus is the reason for the season!

Cheers from the Oil Patch in Central Wyoming

Carbuilder
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Carbuilder

I couldn’t agree with David more, if you haven’t seen Professor James Duane’s Youtube videos yet, take the time to do so.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

If you have seen it go back and watch it again, it’s just that good!

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

Can SOMEONE do SOMETHING and explain what a “”military semi-automatic ASSAULT weapon” is????” As far as I KNOW, there IS NO SUCH INANIMATE OBJECT IN EXISTENCE !!!!!!!!!!
OH! I forgot for a second that CON-gressal CONs CAN LIE all day long and are not held accountable for their LIES!!!!!!

Bobocat
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Bobocat

A 22 short single shot

Doszap
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Doszap

Te definition of an Assault Weapon is basically the same as an AR clone or an AK clone,BUT, with ONE MAJOR EXCEPTION.

IT/THEY, must be CAPABLE of FULLY AUTOMATIC FIRE.
IF they do not have that, then THEY are simply SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLES.

In all of 2018 287 people (out of approx 15,000+) were Murdered with ALL TYPES OF LONG GUNS.
Fists and feet(672),hammers(443), knives(1,515).
(Total number of homicides went DOWN by over 2,000 from 2017.)

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Fist and feet, hammers, knives and other weapons don’t frighten tyrants. Rifles in the hands of armed slaves do…

Tionico
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Tionico

someone go find Bloomburg. HE knows that that is. All the gun grab nightmares he’s sponsored use that term, most of the latest ones define it. How crazy is he? Well, last election I went to bed Tuesday noght not owning a single “assault weapon:. WOke up Wednsday norning and learned that I now own close to a dozen of them. And I never spent a dime nor did I leave the house. The Ruger 10/.22 Carbine I bought new in 1980 after driving interstate to get to the sporting goods store, by simply dropping four twenty dollar bils on… Read more »

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

Everyone saw what a meathead Swalwell is the moment he announced his candidacy. It was a short run my friend.

USA
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USA

Who is paying Swallowswell and issuing him his marching orders? Let’s not overlook the fact that he is not intelligent enough to have thoughts of his own.

Mack
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Mack

Maybe he has rabies.

You think?

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

The Russians are paying him. Who else? LOL!

USA
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USA

PROOF that Swallowswell the #fartgate guy expels from both ends!

Montana59
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Montana59

And it sounds and smells the same from either end,PURE SHIT

Will Flatt
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Yet more proof that the Dems – commiecrats – are the true enemy of liberty in America, and want to take away all freedoms and rights form everyone but their most hardcore party elites and followers!

USA
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USA

WF, We always knew the problems Jerrys Kids would bring when they grew up.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

@WF; And the followers happen to be CRIMINALS, ‘g.soros’, ‘bloomin’idiot, MS-13 members, Black Lies Matter and Antifa / FASCISTS!!!!!!

Will Flatt
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All who vote straight commiecrat are siding with the criminals, the domestic traitors, foreign enemies, and destruction of America. They get a coupon for a 1/2 helicopter ride!!

Doszap
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Doszap

We need to Quarantine them All to a few staes and guard the entrances and exits.

Will Flatt
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I’m all for putting them on an island, not even a state. All the commies can go hug their comrades in Puerto Rico for all I care, as long as the states are purged of all the commiecrats so people can live free!

Tionico
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Tionico

I heard there are bargain prices on one way tickets to Cuba.Most of these louts would feel right at home there, even more so once they learn a few words of spanish.

Darkman
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Darkman

Just like any deadly disease. The Ideology of these people is a death sentence for Liberty and Freedom. As such Society cannot run the risk of simply quarantining it. If allowed to survive. Humanity runs the risk of it resurfacing in the future.It must be destroyed. As with the destruction of deadly diseases. Sometimes good flesh must be sacrificed in order to save the whole. Other times the host must be destroyed in order to destroy the disease. The only question is how long do you allow the disease to metastasize before you eliminate it. Keep Your Powder Dry.