WATCH: Swalwell gives unbelievably STUPID answer to really good challenge on gun control

Not only should have Eric Swalwell known that a question like this was coming and prepared for it, but damn, S.E. Cupp didn’t even pressure him on it and he embarrassed himself.

Honestly I kinda feel bad for him – his position is so stupid I guess there’s not much he can really do to answer the question.

Watch below:

This is what happened. S.E. Cupp asks him a key question – IF he’s serious about curtailing gun violence, then why is he proposing to ban “assault weapons” when they are used in a proportionally insignificant number of gun violence crimes?



NO JOKE – THIS IS HIS REAL HONEST-TO-QUETZALCOATL ANSWER:

“I’ll just say assault weapons are a small percentage of gn violence deaths, but when you talk to a child in a classroom today, 100% of their fear is an assault weapon coming into their classroom…”

ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME??!?!

YOU ARE GOING TO CONFISCATE GUNS ON THE BASIS OF WHAT SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE AFRAID OF?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! WHAT’S NEXT, ARE WE GOING TO BAN THE BOOGIE MAN AND SPIDERS TOO?!! HOLY CRAP MAN ARE YOU BRAINDEAD??!?

Ok, sorry. Sorry. Kinda lost it there for a second.

Calm blue ocean. Calm blue ocean.

I’m OK.

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Rednca
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Even if you ban these guns what will the criminals do? Only EFFING LAW ABIDING CITIZENS LEGALLY OWN GUNS YOU EFFING MORONS!!!

HenryHide
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SE Cupp is just one level of moron above Swallowell.

mdbuilder
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Pandering to the powerful ‘classroom child’ voting block…

Gadbous
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It’s for the chilren……

bigsir74
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When S.E. Cupp was with Glen Beck she appeared to be quite conservative,now with CNN is she a CNN token Conservative or has see switched her position too suit CNN.

Texas Chris
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I disagree. I think she was always a liberal leftist and she’s just at home now.

bigsir74
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Could be right Texas,and that is why Beck let her go and CNN picked her up.

Texas Chris
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Same with Tomi. Same with April (Ryan?). And Dana, though she went more righter thank goodness!

Seems like Beck is a good jumping-off point for a lot of people. Then again, Beck still has Allie. Whoa, Nellie, what a lady!

bigsir74
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Wonder why Glen lets so many of his talented women go.I loved the work that Sarah Carter had done for him as his foreign Correspondent.Like to see FoX News bring her aboard and not just as a contributor.

bigsir74
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Nice response ,Thanks Texas Chris

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Leftists’ answers to gun control sound so whackadoodle because their ideology is so irrational and crazy.

Texas Chris
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I don’t think it’s irrational. It’s just wrong.

Look at it this way: Leftists #1 goal is to avoid responsibility for their actions. Everything they do, every political stance, is easily boiled down to avoidance of the repercussions of their past actions.

Gun control is avoidance of the responsibility to self-defend.

Abortion is the avoidance of the responsibility to practice safe sex.

LGBTQ is the avoidance of morality and cultural norms.

Even socialism is an attempt to avoid the responsibility to provide for oneself.

Leftism at its core is the shifting of responsibility for leftist action onto non-leftist actors.

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Hey Swalwell,can you repeat where you are at,I am not sure where you are at and I am not sure you know where you are at. Even more stupid was his comments about if you ask children in their class room today,100% of their fear is assault Weapons coming into their class room.If that was true I would get my child out of that class room and away from that teacher

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Swalwell won’t even make it to the Iowa caucuses, this nation, even the Bolshevik democrats, aren’t that stupid. Well, maybe some of them aren’t.

Texas Chris
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They elected Obama twice. Don’t underestimate the level of stupid the left is capable of.

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Whenever you hear, “We have to do it for the kids!” you know you are in deep trouble.

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Many children are afraid of clowns, but Swallowell couldn’t ban himself, could he?

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I get a little uncomfortable when the (bundle of sticks) starts giving advice about “child rearing”…

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This moron is pure popcorn entertainment my stomach hurts from listening to the jerk

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How did you get through that whole video.I enjoyed looking at S.E. Cupp and her questioning,but she did not have much to work with on the other side.

bob434
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folks, i accidentally swallowed an ice-cube the other day and haven’t pooped it out yet, I’m getting scared

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Have no fear, being in a container that’s above 98 degrees
the ice cube will look completely different upon exit.

I looked this up in the book “Things Liberals Should Know That
Will Completely Blow Their Minds”.

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Hey hey HEY! SwallowWell was a terrific prosecutor. Just ask him. This guy is as smarmy as Carlos Danger was when he pretended to be rational as Anthony Weiner.

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Things to ban because it scares some children …

An old man in a red suit with long grey hair and a beard.

Hillary clinton

Quizzes and tests

TJK ✓
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Nuns with rulers….(personal experience… ha)

bigsir74
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I remember that even though it was many moos ago,as Rush would say.

nc checks and balances
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Clowns

B_Rad
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Teachers.

Voice of Reason
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You joke, but leftists teachers are banning quizzes and tests

Dr. Strangelove
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AvatarVoice of Reason Nobody wins, nobody loses and everyone gets atrophy.

B_Rad
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Big picture. The Libtard Socialists (Democrat Party) wants your guns because you will be easier to control. Anything else they say is smoke and mirrors.

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It’s amazing to me that anyone takes this idiot seriously. What is it with the left and their love of fools?

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I can’t believe he doesn’t KNOW himself he is an idiot
if he comes from a family of cops as he says then they are either commie lefties or they don’t talk to him because he is soooooooooooooooooooooo stupid

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I think in general statistics the percentage of gun deaths by rifle are a smaller percentage, but the percentage goes up in mass shootings. Even then though, the overwhelming majority are still done with pistols. Not to worry because he plans on taking them away too.

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There is so little data on the use of rifles in self-defense and aggressive criminal actions, statisticians can’t even compare the effectiveness of different cartridges or bullet types.

Military combat is a different situation with different goals, using different ammunition. That data is not applicable.

Sufficient handgun data is available and there are three excellent studies on the effectiveness of different cartridges/bullet designs (Claude Werner, Greg Ellifritz, and the NYPD SOP-9 1988-2001 study).

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TXGRunnerTXGRunner I didn’t even look at any statistics. I just brought up a chart showing what weapons were used in mass shootings since that was the basis of his argument (school shootings). I went through the list quickly and got a rough count and it was roughly 30% of all mass shootings involved a shotgun or a rifle. To me, even though that’s larger than the 5% number that S.E. Cupp used for shootings of any type it’s still pretty low compared to handguns.

Going after rifles won’t do a damn thing because they aren’t even used most of the time. I read also that hand guns are a lot more effective for such a scenario.

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kong1967kong1967 More people are killed with hammers than rifles.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Huh? It’s not that I don’t believe you, but in what context? Murder or accidental?

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@Kong Murder. I believe that it was an FBI report. You can look it up on that newfangled internet thing.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Why would I do that? I’m not arguing for gun control and I don’t think that fact has anything to do with the gun debate. I was just curious because you brought it up.

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@Kong I’m just saying, the statistics are out there if you are curious.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove I don’t know if I’m that curious. I already locked up all my hammers so they don’t attack me. chuckle

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Just to make sure we’re on the same page, when I said “I already locked up all my hammers so they don’t attack me” I didn’t mean that as a snide comment to you. It was directed at how the left blames guns for the actions of the people wielding the guns.

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kong1967kong1967 I get it. I keep my guns in a safe so that they don’t go on a rampage. Maybe I should lock up my tools before they revolt.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove You probably should.

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kong1967kong1967 Now that I think about it, I believe that it was homicide and included things like car accidents and medical misadventures.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Killing someone with a hammer has got to be one of the most brutal and heartless (cruel) ways to do it. I mean that in the sense of making someone suffer. No doubt I can think of a lot worse, but still.

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Just another typical liberal answer to something based on feelings but not reality and common sense.

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S.E. Cupp and Swalwell deserve each other — each is a pathetic liberal… Cupp, a CONVERTED LIB (for $$) might be worse.

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Love soopermexican commentary! Leftists give him so much fodder

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Actually I think, in many ways, Swalwell is the most dishonest, deceitful, and dangerous of the collection of dishonest, deceitful, and dangerous statists running for president.

He knows the facts (e.g. so called “assault weapons” make up a tiny fraction of deaths by guns). He knows none of the laws proposed by the left, including his own proposed confiscations, will stop criminals from killing people with guns. As a former prosecutor, he knows laws don’t stop crime.

He’s profiting off the emotion of tragedies and exploiting the deaths of children to promote his own political career.

Caricature of Swalwell:
https://legalinsurrection.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/D-for-Gun-C-590-LA.jpg

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I think Harris is the most deceitful, dishonest and dangerous. Swalwell is just another white male and as such won’t gain much traction. The granddaddies have sucked up all the white male oxygen.

Kamala Harris ticks off two of the required boxes – female and woc.

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I completely agree Harris is the most likely to win the victim/grievance Olympics. If any were to get in office, they’re all horrible threats to liberty, the Constitution, federalism, and our republic. In that sense, we’re talking minor shades of a difference, practically indiscernible.

I just meant, if he were to succeed, his willingness to profit off the the tragedy of others and exploit the death of children make him especially self-serving and suggests his soul is dead.

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AvatarKenoshamarge I used to think Harris was the most dangerous because like you said she ticked off the most boxes, plus she has the CA support. But I really didn’t know she was THIS DUMB. I mean, if she had just a half a brain this whole thing could be hers, but she really is incredibly inept. Unbelievably so.

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The danger – IMO – is the sad lack of intellect in those that vote for these cretins. Cant recognize stupidity if you are stupider than they are.

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TXGRunnerTXGRunner Gun confiscation is always a prelude to takeover. It’s what all of the leftists want.

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Can we ban roaches while we are at it? They give me the creeps and nothing we do seems to make them go away.

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This Leftist piece of trash is just following the “time-honored” tradition of every friggin Statist that desires to control a population. The most essential step in that process is to disarm the people. Check history. Hitler grabbed guns. Stalin too. From Castro, right on down to Hugo Chavez and now Maduro, disarming a populace usually leads to the populace being dictated to. But it’s for “Public Safety” and “The Children”! What a crock! This needs to be resisted by all means.

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“Its the lack of hope”.

No its the lack of fathers.

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And their local Democrat Party leaders never have the guts to tell them that.

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“Calm blue ocean. Calm blue ocean.” Hilarious AvatarSooperMexican. Glad you are ok now.

Swalwell says all the murders in inner city Chicago, Baltimore and Oakland is because they have “no hope.”
No dummy, it’s because they are gang bangers. But I highly recommend YOU campaign in those areas and tell them you are going to take their guns if elected. They won’t hand them over but they will pull them out and make you dance.

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LandscaperLandscaper Funny – no sad, really really sad – that the inner city residents of Chicago, Baltimore, and Oakland have “no hope.” Mr. Swalwell, did it ever occur to you that it might not be the guns themselves but the leadership stranglehold the Democrat Party has had on these cities for decades????

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Ummmmmm NC,
Sooper joking “Clam blue ocean. Calm blue ocean” to calm himself down was funny.

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What this interview showed me is someone is going into schools teaching children to be afraid. This is how you indoctrinate children into believing gov’t is the answer to every problem.

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Amen

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Exactly!

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Well, that ought to get him at least a dozen votes.

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If his family is big enough…

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Define assault weapon, please. Also, if children are 100% in fear of “assault weapons” coming into their classrooms, who is putting the fear in them?

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SquirrellySquirrelly DING DING DING!!!!

It’s not like they’re not scaring the kids enough what with telling them the earth is going to DIE in 12 years…

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Is Swalwell braindead?

I guess my 6th grade teacher was wrong. There are such things as stupid questions.

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If I didn’t know better I would have thought SE was trolling him, getting him to say “the logical conclusion” was to confiscate all guns. But she is serious! She agrees!

And yes, Soop, that line about what the children were afraid of hit me wrong too. This is now how we legislate? And, unless children are directly impacted by a school shooting (which thank God the overwhelming majority of them aren’t) what do they know about “assault rifles” anyway???

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SE Cupp is a chameleon. She has gone left since being hired by CNN.

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Oh I know. Do they put something in the coffee over there?

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No, it’s in the paycheck.

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$100 bills.

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lol

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