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Eric Swalwell: ‘Prosecute’ Those Who Defy AR-15 Ban

AWR Hawkinsby AWR Hawkins

Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D) used a Thursday morning tweet to push prosecution for those who defy his proposed AR-15 ban.

His plan rests on a forced buyback of AR-15s and other commonly owned semiautomatic rifles.

Swalwell has been pushing this confiscatory gun control for over a year. He initially intimated the government could nuke Americans who refused to comply with the plan, then softened the punishment by telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the non-compliant would simply face jail time. He also added a third option, indicating that those who did not want to give their guns to the government could instead deposit them at a hunting or shooting club.

His latest tweet on the subject makes clear criminal prosecution awaits those who do cooperate withe the ban:

On June 17, 2109, Breitbart News reported Swalwell gave a gun control speech that attracted 18 listeners. His confiscatory AR-15 gun control was front and center, but he also pushed a gun registry, a 48-hour waiting period for gun purchases, a ban on bump stocks, suppressors, and “high capacity” magazines, as well as a host of other controls.

Swalwell is also pledging a federal ban against allowing teachers to be armed for self-defense.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at [email protected]. Sign up to get Down Range at


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