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Dem Rep Left Speechless After Dana Loesch Asks the One Gun Control Question He Couldn't Answer

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So, if you’ve been on Twitter these past 24 hours, you’ve probably noticed that California Rep. Eric Swalwell has been making an idiot of himself. Of course, he had a little help from his enemies — namely, NRA spokeswoman and conservative commentator Dana Loesch.

Swalwell, a Democrat, first came to the attention of gun owners nationwide with a May Op-Ed in USA Today that seemed to advocate taking a very, ahem, active role in confiscating “assault weapons” from Americans.

“Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed,” Swalwell wrote. “This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.

“Instead, 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 Op-Ed became a topic on Twitter again this week, and Swalwell handled it in a sane way by suggesting the government could use nuclear weapons against people who want to keep their guns and then seeming indignant that his “joke” didn’t make progress in the gun control debate.

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Swalwell, by the way, is the same guy who claimed President Donald Trump was sending a secret message to the Russians by telling a joke about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Just throwing that out there.

His back-and-forth with Loesch wasn’t as ridiculous but a lot more revealing. It began thusly:

“She’s not lying. We should ban assault weapons by buying them back or restricting them to ranges/clubs,” Swalwell responded.

Loesch then had questions about how far this would go.

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The ball is in your court, Mr. Swalwell.

Then there was this associated question:

So then came this, which is where the congressman became suspiciously quiet:

When Swalwell didn’t answer, Loesch went on a tweetstorm.

Of course, all of the points Loesch made are accurate, but the most salient one is this: The loudest voices in our gun control debate are often the ones who understand the issue the least but have the most power to influence it. Apparently, just one “60 Minutes” piece isn’t enough to educate Swalwell on the issue he’s most well-known for, but he’s willing to nuke people who don’t follow his dictums. Sarcastically, obviously.

I’m sure Swalwell will eventually find the words to back up his argument … after being carefully buttressed by Democrat “experts.” Until then, however, it’s painfully obvious he knows nothing about the very object he’s so desperate to legislate on.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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