(UnitedVoice.com) – One of the primary gun control policies Democrats would love to push through is a ban on so-called assault weapons. This category includes primarily semi-automatic rifles like AR-15-style guns that the Left calls “weapons of war.” A Democratic lawmaker recently called on his colleagues to implement one of those bans.
On August 28, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) posted a message on X, formerly known as Twitter, demanding lawmakers “[b]an assault weapons” and ‘[b]uy them ALL back.” He went on to say the government should be choosing kids over the people who kill children.
Ban assault weapons. Buy them ALL back. Choose our kids over their killers.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 28, 2023
The congressman’s message wasn’t well received. Brandon Herrera, a popular YouTuber and 2A activist, said, “Ban politicians. Buy them all back (because they HAVE been bought).” Another social media user pointed out that the government isn’t able to “buy back what it never owned.”
Others said the lawmaker should be kicked out of Congress, calling him a traitor for making a statement against his oath to the Constitution.
Vice President Kamala Harris was recently attacked by the National Rifle Association for claiming President Joe Biden was going to ban the weapons if reelected. The POTUS and VPOTUS claimed he had successfully taken on the gun rights group in the ‘90s with a ban on assault weapons. The NRA responded, pointing out that the move was a failure and now tens of millions of people own the weapons.
Second Amendment activists have long argued banning a specific gun violates the Constitution because it says Americans’ rights “shall not be infringed.”
However, the argument about whether or not to ban the weapons is moot. That’s because the Democratic Party doesn’t have enough votes to do it. Republicans control the House of Representatives, and Democrats do not have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Also, it would be impossible for the government to buy all the guns back.
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