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While most of us are still waiting for more information about the Poway synagogue shooting, some presidential candidates don’t think they need to wait all that long. Instead, they’re going to lay the blame and lay it hard.
For Rep. Eric “Nuke ’em All” Swalwell (D-CA), it’s like everything else in the world he dislikes. It’s all Trump’s fault.
Rep. Eric Swalwell blasted President Trump for sending “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of the Poway, Calif., Chabad synagogue shooting on Saturday, suggesting that the president’s inaction on gun control measures was to blame for the attack. Swalwell, a Democratic presidential candidate, took issue with a tweet from the president.
“Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California,” the president tweeted. “God bless you all. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job. Thank you!”
Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California. God bless you all. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2019
Swalwell retweeted Trump and added, “Spare us your thoughts and prayers. It’s an alibi for inaction. You told the NRA yesterday you’d keep dangerous guns in the hands of dangerous people. We will take it from here with action.”
Spare us your thoughts and prayers. It’s an alibi for inaction. You told the NRA yesterday you’d keep dangerous guns in the hands of dangerous people. We will take it from here with action. https://t.co/YrCMhuIhk0
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) April 27, 2019
For the record, Trump didn’t actually say that. What he did say is this: “Far-left radicals in Congress want to take away your voice, your jobs, your rights, and they especially want to take away your guns. You know that. They want to take away your guns.” Which is absolutely true. Swalwell, you may recall, suggested that if he’s elected president he would consider using the country’s nuclear arsenal to force law-abiding gun owners to turn in their firearms.
Though, in fairness, it’s not like Swalwell understands reality particularly well.
Something Swalwell, old D**che Nukem himself, fails to get is that this happened in California, a state with the strictest gun control in the country. The mountain of regulations didn’t do a damn thing to prevent the shooting in Poway.
Why? If gun control is the answer, California should be the safest place in the nation. It’s not. It’s one of the most violent states in the country.
It’s like gun control doesn’t work at all.
The truth of the matter is that gun control has no impact to speak of on crime, but it does have a significant effect on the law-abiding. You know, the people that Swalwell doesn’t care the least bit about.
Of course, Swalwell would rather turn all of us into criminals first.
It’s worth noting that Swalwell doesn’t place any of the blame on the Democratic Party that has continually blasted Israel over and over again, acting as if it is somehow the root of all evil in the world. Nor does he even hint at understanding the role that might have played in the anti-semitism that led directly to the attack.
No, Swalwell is so high on gun control that he can’t see any potential solutions other than gun control. When the only tool you have is a hammer…
Frankly, that sort of narrow vision is a bad thing for a president to have.