In the crowded field of 2020 presidential hopefuls, it is becoming harder and harder to stand out.
Bernie Sanders seems to be well ahead of the curve, putting some heavy distance between himself and his fellow democrats, at least financially speaking.
Pete Buttigieg has been using his lengthy proximity to VP Mike Pence back in Indiana to make waves himself, doing a fair amount of mudslinging in the direction of Pence’s faith.
And then there’s Eric Swalwell, who many of you probably didn’t even know was running for President. His latest attempt at distinguishing himself in the packed 2020 field is a full-frontal assault on the Second Amendment.
“The greatest threat to the Second Amendment is doing nothing,” the California congressman said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And the Second Amendment is not an absolute right. Just like free speech — you can’t shout fire in a theater or lie about the products you are selling. You can’t own a bazooka, you can’t own a tank, you can’t own rocket-propelled grenades.“Trending:
“So we should put some limits in place,” Swalwell said. “And I think the American people are with me. I’m no longer intimidated by the NRA. The moms and the kids, they’re behind us on this issue. And I think it just takes leadership in Washington.”
Swalwell last year proposed a ban on “possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons.” The government would offer to buy those guns to get them out of circulation.
Of course, Swalwell seems to have forgotten one very important piece of the Second Amendment:
Shall not be infringed.