Gun Laws & Legislation

Swalwell Takes It On The Chin From 2A Supporters After Mocking ‘Good Guys With Guns’

California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell received plenty of pushback from Second Amendment supporters after using Twitter to mock “good guys with guns.”

The former 2020 presidential candidate had retweeted a post Odessa shooting call from Beto O’Rourke for the government to buy all “assault weapons” back.

“Beto is spot on,” Swalwell wrote. “If you believe assault weapons are dangerous, it’s irresponsible to support a ban on future sales but grandfather in possession of the 15 million already in our communities. Either they’re dangerous & should be taken off the streets or don’t ban them at all.”

When a Twitter user responded to Swalwell’s tweet with a call to support open carry, the former presidential candidate mocked the concept of “good guys with guns” by noting that no such individuals stopped the Odessa shooter. (RELATED: A Dozen Times Good Guys With Guns Stopped A Massacre)

Which left plenty of fodder for Second Amendment supporters to jump in: