California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell isn’t trying to hide anything here. He is openly calling for the confiscation of guns.
“I will be the first candidate to say that reducing gun violence has to be a top three issue,” he told Esquire.
“Last year I wrote a bill calling for a buyback and ban on assault weapons — not just to ban future manufacturing, but to just take the 15 million that are out there and buy them back,” he stated.
However, this isn’t a buyback that most Americans are used to. This is a mandatory buyback where you have no choice.
“I’m the only candidate calling for a mandatory national ban and buyback of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons,” he proclaimed.
“It’s bold and will cost money, but it is constitutional and it rightly treats gun violence as a life-or-death matter,” he added.
“Our children deserve better than an attempt to reduce or contain gun violence. Our goal must be to end it,” he insisted.
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell is planning a 2020 presidential run.