California congressman Eric Swalwell has been in the news lately for his anti-gun stance, even tweeting that he wants to confiscate firearms and nuke patriots who refuse to comply.
And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018
Over the weekend, Swalwell was targeting the NRA, tweeting that an article in an NRA publication was calling for violence against Gabby Giffords.
This is a call for violence by the @NRA against @GabbyGiffords, who was nearly killed by gunfire and @SpeakerPelosi, the most powerful legislator in America. The NRA should face legal consequences. But let’s put them out of business with boycotts and ballot boxes. #EnoughIsEnough pic.twitter.com/XFTAg5XJWI
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 23, 2019
Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw wasn’t having it, responding to Swalwell with his own tweet saying, “The article is about legislation targeting gun owners, not the NRA targeting Democrats.”
How can you claim this? Are you deliberately lying or did you just not read it?
The article is about legislation targeting gun owners, not the NRA targeting Democrats.
If your goal is to ensure that “outrage culture” is alive and well, continuing to divide us, congrats. https://t.co/KsnSdPWPb6
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 24, 2019
Responses from people on the right and left were pretty much what you’d expect.
They are vile and monstrous and need to be shutdown.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 23, 2019
The NRA encouraging its members to shoot powerful female democrats feels very on brand for them.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 23, 2019
Right? This is the same guy who said if citizens refused to turn in their banned guns then "it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes." Tyrants like him is one of the reasons for the #2A. Leftists with these statist agendas are the real danger to America.
— Pro Libertate (@SaveLiberty1st) February 24, 2019