(National Sentinel) Gun-Free America: A Democratic congressman from California laid out what many politicos and analysts believe is an anti-gun agenda that his entire party secretly envisions and would push for if they ever returned to power.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, in an op-ed in USA Today Thursday, said he wants to ban assault weapons, institute a federal gun buy-back program for Americans who currently own then and pass legislation to criminally prosecute anyone who refuses to turn them in.
In laying out the gun control policies he believes America should implement, Swalwell said all “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” would be confiscated even from law-abiding citizens under the threat of prison if they refused.
“Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come,” Swalwell wrote.
“Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.”
He added: “What is it worth to American taxpayers to not see our families, friends and neighbors cut down in a hail of gunfire? Consider this an investment in averting carnage and heartache and loss.”
Swalwell is bolder in his statements than many of his Democratic colleagues, whom many politics watchers believe nevertheless silently support him.
“Many Democrats support stronger background checks, which a great number of Republican lawmakers also support, banning bump stocks and other measures,” The Daily Caller reported.