Eric Swalwell: We Need More Gun Control, Not Armed Teachers

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) (C) speaks a news conference about the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Past and present members of the committee were very critical of U.S. President Donald Trump's …
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) criticized the idea of arming teachers and instead pushed more gun laws as the solution to attacks on schools.

He did this after Florida’s House and Senate passed legislation to allow teachers to volunteer to be armed and complete training to carry a gun on campus.

Swalwell tweeted: “More guns is not the solution. Teachers with guns is not the solution. The only solution to protecting our children is getting the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people. Period.”

Swalwell’s tweet is a continuation of a gun control push he first undertook in May 2018 when he called for “assault weapons” to be banned and for non-compliant Americans to face criminal prosecution. Nearly a year later, on April 14, 2019, Swalwell confirmed to CNN’s Jake Tapper that criminal prosecution did indeed mean jail time for those who refused to hand over their guns.

Swalwell also talked of nuking gun owners who refuse to comply with his “assault weapons” ban, but afterward, he walked it back by claiming he was just being “sarcastic.”

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 Sign up to get Down Range at


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