Dana Loesch roasts Swalwell after he touts ‘criminal prosecution’ for non-compliers of gun buy-back

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Dana Loesch clapped back at Rep. Eric Swalwell for claiming he didn’t know who she is and for his plan to “confiscate millions of legally-owned firearms.”

The National Rifle Association spokeswoman responded on Twitter to a series of messages after the Democrat presidential candidate replied to a comment from the founder of an anti-gun group.

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Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, mocked Loesch in a tweet linking to comments she made on NRA TV accusing Swalwell of “disrespecting and disliking police officers because he supports gun safety laws.”

“Both of his brothers are law enforcement officers,” Watts noted.

Swalwell thanked her for her tweet, claiming he did not know who Loesch is but declared that “it looks like she spends more time worrying about me than she does for gun violence victims.”

Loesch roasted the California Democrat who has made stricter gun control a central theme of his campaign, reminding him that he has “addressed” her directly “many times.”

Loesch also called him out for his recent interview on CNN, doubling down on his proposal to ban “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” with a buy-back program.

The Democrat, who has maintained that President Donald Trump is an “agent” of Moscow, has offered no definition of what he considers an “assault weapon” to be and no details of what a buyback program would look like. The lawmaker rallied last year for the confiscation of semi-automatic firearms and threatened that it would be a “short war” if anyone resisted and that the “government has nukes” that it could use in a war against Second Amendment supporters.

Those who choose not to cooperate with the buy-back program and hold on to their weapons would face criminal prosecution, including possible jail time, the presidential hopeful reiterated Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. But he offered an “alternative which would be to keep them at a hunting club or a shooting range”  to avoid prosecution.

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“It’s not just the violence that they’ve caused, it’s the fear, the immeasurable fear that our children live in because they are still on our streets,” Swalwell said of the “devastating” weapons.

“I want to get rid of that fear,” he added, pointing to recent gun control measures put in place by Australia and New Zealand following deadly shootings.

Tapper noted that the “vast majority of gun-related deaths in this country are not related to these semi-automatic assault weapons” and that the “vast majority of gun-owners are law-abiding citizens,” asking Swalwell about the criticisms that Democrats are after broader gun bans.

“One of the most frequent attacks on this issue from President Trump and Republicans is that Democrats want to take away your guns. But isn’t it fair to say you actually do want to take away people’s guns?” he asked.

“You know, keep your pistols, keep your long rifles, keep your shotguns,” Swalwell replied. “I want the most dangerous weapons, these weapons of war, out of the hands of the most dangerous people.”

Loesch had slammed the left’s “strawman arguments” which claim it’s impossible to “round up” illegal immigrants to send back to their countries but “think it’s completely feasible to go door-to-door to millions of American homes and confiscate firearms or participate in your mandatory ‘buy-back scheme.”

Twitter users joined Loesch in blasting Swalwell and daring him to go ahead with his plan.

 

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