Rep. Eric Swalwell Suggests ‘Govt Can Nuke Those Who Don’t Obey,’ Instantly Backfires

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) suggested the government use nuclear weapons against those who did not obey with a “hypothetical” gun ban.

Swalwell engaged on Twitter back-and-forth with former Infowars, Joe Biggs, who commented on an article from a USA Today op-ed written by the Congressman titled, Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters: Ex-prosecutor in Congress.

The op-ed discusses banning “military style semiautomatic assault rifles,” buying them back from owners and then criminally prosecuting those who don’t comply.

Biggs tweeted Swalwell in response to the op-ed, writing “So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f**king mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power.”

Swalwell responded, “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit….”

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Official tweets between Rep. Eric Swalwell and Joe Biggs.

The fiery tweet quickly spread across the social media, which prompted many Second Amendment supporters to reply:

Biggs responded to Swalwell asking if the government would “nuke its own country” to take away guns?

Swalwell called Biggs “dramatic” and said that his desire to have a gun to protect himself against the government was “ludicrous”.

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(H/T Bongino)