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No, We Don’t Love Our Guns More Than Kids

A twitter poll was recently taken by Senator Swalwell out of California where nearly 80% of those polled said they loved their guns more than children. Here are the results:

Of course, this was a loaded question and something he was trying to manipulate with the chosen answers. Nobody in their right mind loves guns more than kids. In fact, I'd argue that because I love my kids I own guns. To protect them.

Also, I teach them gun safety so they know what NOT to do when at a friend's house or anywhere else they may happen to come across a gun. But, back to the topic at hand.

Teaching children about gun safety is common sense, while sheltering them is idiotic, but that can be a topic for another day.

Swalwell was trying to troll the Twitterverse, and 80% of the voters decided they'd troll him right back. It backfired, big time, and I'm glad it did.

Weapon of War:

What exactly is a weapon of war? Just so we're all on the same page and can take our arguments to the bank with people wishing to strip us of our rights, a weapon of war, in modern terms, is a rifle that is SELECT FIRE.

Rarely are they (the rifles) semi-automatic.

A select fire rifle is one that has a burst rate of fire, such as my old M16A2 with its 3 rounds fired per one trigger pull, or a fully automatic rate of fire. Yes, they also have a selection for semi-auto, but that's not the distinction. The distinction is that fully automatic firearms have been banned for years to civilian use unless serious hoop jumping is done.

A weapon of war, if we're talking about the Armalite Rifles developed by Eugene Stoner in the 50s, has the capability to fire MORE rounds, faster, than your traditional AR-15 sold in the civilian market does.

Then again, my 1911 is technically a weapon of war, so are the Beretta 92 sidearms, SIG P320s, Remington 870 shotguns, Pennsylvania Long Rifles, Brown Bess muskets, and so many others that are not the topic of this debate.

The strange difference is that those guns were actually used in war, helped win wars, kill enemies, and yet are NOT, supposedly, the topic of Swalwell's tweet or other gun grabbers.

Or are they? I guess time will tell, but let's continue to fight the good fight.

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38 Responses to No, We Don’t Love Our Guns More Than Kids

  1. Billy Crouch Jr. July 3, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    Don’t take our guns!
    Because we will not give them up.

    • William Lowery July 5, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

      We love our guns because of our kids. Law enforcement can not protect our children and neither can the military. Law enforcement doesn’t show up to help until after the act has already been done. How is that protecting my family and children? With any one of my firearms I have the capability to immediately protect my family and safe their lives if needed. The term assault rifle is a media make-believe that is not even accurate. I am a military veteran. An assault weapon is a firearm capable of automatic fire without changing the configuration of the weapon.

    • Jim vance July 6, 2019 at 3:06 am #

      I’m 70 years old and as most people remember the days of going to the woods with dad in Tennessee to bag us a squirrel so mom could make us squirrel graveyard on table. Doesn’t sound very good today but it’s sti great taste. That was 1958 when you didn’t lock your window or door. I collect guns today and some are assault weapons because it has changed so much. Who knows where the battlefield will be now but taking guns from us will not help us but it will make the government more powerful over us. I’m a old person that sees what it is all about. Would like to see them stop taking guns from us but I also see why because of all the sick stupid people that go on shooting sprees with their gun and their little sick mind. Anyway just wish it was like the sixties again but it will never be because of a few sick people with sick minds.

  2. Sean July 5, 2019 at 9:38 am #

    And if I have to defend my guns with my family, I will. All kidding aside, isn’t that the point? Every CCW student I teach answers that question of ‘why’ with, “to protect my self and my family” Often from the very same people who shouldn’t have guns.

    Where did those people get guns? Rarely was it from the gun store, gun show, or through any legal means. But sometimes it happens. The first time criminal, who bought a gun legally earlier (sometimes years earlier), decides to do something illegal using a firearm as the tool to enforce compliance or as a means to inflict harm. And who are the easiest targets? People WITHOUT guns.

    Where do you find such a group of people and be sure they are unarmed? Look for areas, buildings, or cities where guns are not allowed.

    How do you stop such people? You already know the answer.

  3. Dennis Sumner July 5, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

    Is it possible that these morons actually believe they’re in the majority when it involves 2A, immigration, abortion and all the other hot buttons? Can you say- delusional?

    • WWinSD July 5, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

      You’re Delusional! If you think you will take everyone’s guns you’d better think again. This is NOT Australia. This issue could just be the trigger of a 2nd civil war…

      • R sarubbi July 11, 2019 at 9:46 am #

        Fully agree

  4. Kelly July 5, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

    I don’t believe I should give up my gun because of a few mentally unstable people. Let all mentally unstable people give up all of their guns. Back ground check should include mental history

  5. Jay July 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

    I no longer own a semiautomatic rifle (AR15) because I no longer needed it. With that said if a warm blooded American wants to own one he or she should be able to purchase one. I own handguns and bolt action rifles because I choose to own them. I also choose to shoot targets at 1,000 yards and I earned that right (veteran) and the 2nd amendment permits me to shoot and own firearms. How dare these Snowflakes try to take away my rights because it hurts their little snowflake feelings!

    • Stuart Sherman July 9, 2019 at 11:40 am #

      Thank you for your sacrifice!

  6. mike July 5, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

    the people who don’t want you to have guns just want it easier to take your freedom.the assault weapon is your last line of defense against terrorist . i can hit you from 700 yards i can easily hit you from a distance with my rifles but if your out numbed the assault weapon will protect you in a close range attack from multiple persons .at close range . and they will have assault weapons . we need the fire power to protect our self’s from the fire power of our enemies including our own gov if need be thats why we need good state of the art weapons

  7. Frank Liso July 5, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

    How many people did he poll, I doubt they even have kids. The senator, is a gun grabbing, progressive communist.

  8. Alfred Smith July 5, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

    I will give up my rifle when you ban cell phones. There were approximately 300 persons killed last year with what is called “assault weapons”. There were over 34000 killed in cell phone related traffic accidents and anther 400,000 injured. Enough said!! These bleeding hearts are really blithering idiots with an agenda.

  9. Alfred Smith July 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm #

    3400 killed in cell phone related accidents. Typo!!

    • Robert sarubbi July 11, 2019 at 9:54 am #

      The reason why the left wants to take our weapons, is to obtain. COMPLETE CONTROL! The second amendment was put there to allow the people to protect themselves against THERE OWN GOVERNMENT!

  10. George N Mann July 5, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

    Bravo ! Everyone , Bravo !

  11. Monty Vetter July 5, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

    When guns first hit the battle field, the Maltese knights exacuted every man they flound with one. And then took the guns out into the med. Dumped them in the sea.that was 1000 yrs ago.
    That did not work. Gun control does not work as any lntelegent and sane person knows. Did ypu ever notice that about time all furer dies down we have another rash of shootings. Just saying. I am not smart enough to know the answer. But i would look at certain people DC

  12. Henry July 5, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    I am sorry for those people with short thoughts about. How shoot how… we need to have better looking how’s purchasing guns . More. Info into the scheme….we the people say so sorry but no and I love my children 8 , my grandchildren 20 and my great grandchildren. 2…

  13. William Lowery July 5, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    I am also a United State Army Veteran of 8 years. Served through Desert Storm was in the military from 1987 through 1995. I believe that it’s everyone’s right on a firearm if you’re legally able to do so. Personally I have an AR-15 several rifles handgun and I’m actually in the process of making an AR-10 in a .308 caliber now so test my right as an American citizen. I fought for people to have the right to choose to either owned or not on a file on. But no one is going to tell me whether I can own or not own a weapon, or if I can or cannot protect my family. Law enforcement and even the military cannot protect my children better than I can any day of the week. They can respond after the fact but that doesn’t help my family at that moment that they need help then. That response time where I live on a Bolivar peninsula can be anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes where is my response time can be 2 to 5 seconds. As most know even the snowflakes that’s a big difference between life and death. If I’m forced to draw weapon or full weapon the threat has less than a second to decide whether they live or die. It’s totally up to them. I will not fire a warning shot except with them totally up to them. Azure taught you prepare for the worst and you pray for the best. I hope I never have to take another life like I did when I was in combat but if have no choice whatsoever and it becomes between them in my loved ones my friend or even a stranger they’re gone.

  14. William Lowery July 5, 2019 at 3:26 pm #

    I apologize for all the typos I was doing talk-to-text and I should have proof read the message.

  15. Roland July 5, 2019 at 3:26 pm #

    Swallowswell is an idiot and has no clue about reality and the history of the world. Sad that pathetic morons can attain positions of influence and power. These political @holes should be required to take a test before running for office.

  16. Tim Umina July 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    Eric Swalwell like 95 % of the liberal dems are always looking for a hot button to boost there creds with their supporters. They don’t really care about the issue because they clearly misstate by accident or on purpose the facts. If they really cared about lives they would focus on the drunk drivers, texting drivers and the opioid crisis. These areas kill many more people than guns but they lack the emotional drama because people have become desensitized to those issues.

    • Don July 5, 2019 at 6:56 pm #

      You hit the nail on the head Tim. The libs drive drunk, text while driving, and enjoy their opioids so they will never approach those deadly choices.

  17. siggy July 5, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

    Obviously does gungrabers don’t know the difference between the semi automatic and full automatic rifle.

  18. Steve Acker July 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

    I am a US Citizen. Born and bred in the United States. I have have the right under the second amendment to keep and bear arms. No liberal democratic socialist will take that right away from me under any circumstance. I took an allegiance to defend the United States and it’s constitution against all foreign and DOMESTIC threats. I own firearms of all makes and models, I have children who were raised around firearms and know and respect them. They also own firearms and will continue to own them.
    Parents including legislators should adhere to the U S Constitution and keep their noses out of the true citizens business and teach their children to respect firearms instead of sticking them in front of the TV games.
    Considering the number of firearms sold and the incidents using firearms is so minuscule the Republican and Democrats should stop pressing the issue and take care of their own in-house issues and do their jobs which they may not have the next election.

  19. Roger July 5, 2019 at 4:53 pm #


  20. WilliamS July 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

    I go with Gillam who states ” because I love my kids , I own guns”. I also own guns and will, if necessary, use them to protect them and teach my children to use guns to protect themselves and others.

  21. Yogi July 5, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

    OK OK Here is another rant AR15’s ARE NOT assault rifles, or weapons of war either. People who don’t like guns or even understand them want to shove their misguided ideology down other peoples throats. Do some research and see why we have the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment. It was written to keep the government in check. Unfortunately they (the government) keeps passing illegal laws. If there is a popular uprising my bet is more than half of the military will be on our side.

  22. Lee M Olson July 5, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

    Swalwell would be a lot smarter if he could read and comprehend gun laws and learn about gun safety. I doubt that will happen.!!!

  23. grin n barrett July 5, 2019 at 7:47 pm #

    When your government tells you, you don’t need a semi automatic weapon, they are probably right, you need more than one. On top of that, if I want one, then I need it for my happiness if nothing else. This is the United States, no one has the right to tell me I can’t own a weapon…….THANK YOU founding fathers, for foreseeing this attempt at control and wording our constitution and bill of rights in such a way that we are protected from our own government.

  24. Michel J Carchano USN Ret. July 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

    I LOVE my children and grandchildren and as a retired military person I fought for my Country ( USA ) unless you forgot where you live, and the CONSTITUTION, ( all of it ) and WE THE PEOPLE have the right to bear arms and protect ourselves from all dangers foreign and DOMESTIC.

  25. Michel J Carchano USN Ret. July 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

    I LOVE my children and grandchildren and as a retired military person I fought for my Country ( USA ) unless you forgot where you live, and the CONSTITUTION, ( all of it ) and WE THE PEOPLE have the right to bear arms and protect ourselves from all dangers foreign and DOMESTIC.

  26. Robert Kane July 5, 2019 at 11:51 pm #

    Eric Swalwell references the gun buy-back in Australia as a good example to follow, without also siting that it has become a miserable failure because their government has reneged on the initial rules of the buy-back and has continuously changed and devalued the guns turned in during the program, making the participants angry and displeased with their participation and now suing or preparing to sue the government over the value of the guns and the misrepresentation of the program to “steal” those guns from them.

    I have come to the conclusion that the Leftist Liberal democrats live in a totally fictitious fantasy world that has little to no connection to the real world in which we all exist in, and think that they can and should impress their thinking (if one can call it such) upon anyone who isn’t of the same mindset because obviously that person is wrong-minded and needs correcting. The Liberals believe themselves to be the righteous saviors of our country, society, culture, and the world (talk about a “God complex”), and they are not about to give it up without a fight (they are RIGHT and everyone who is NOT them is WRONG!). If you just look at the news and see / read what is taking place in our country, dispassionately, it is displayed point by point, letter by letter, day by day, clear as a bell without question for all to see, plain as day if only you open your eyes and look.
    The age old problem is, the Silent Majority sits back and does NOTHING thinking that the problem will just go away by itself, maybe in the past societies, but times have changed, and this is NOT the past, and these people are NOT going away.
    The “SILENT MAJORITY” can no longer remain SILENT, they MUST rise up and counter the vocal MINORITY, make sure that your representatives hear from you, make sure you vote, make sure that anything the Liberals push, you push against. But most of all make sure YOU are heard, by your representatives, and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. Don’t let the vocal minority overrule YOU the MAJORITY.

  27. Mike July 6, 2019 at 8:49 am #

    I cringe every time there a shooting,as a gun owner what is the government going to try an take next.Good example was the bump stock which never was used in a shooting,should have been put under a stamp tax.
    We as law bidding citizens go through a thorough back ground check. Give them a inch they want a foot.
    My answer to this is make aware your community knows who they put in office,cannot afford individual like AOC
    that have no clue how government works.
    One word Tyranny look at Venezuela.enough said.

  28. Samuel A Tillman July 6, 2019 at 8:51 am #

    I think ignorance and stupidity are the issue and not blanket Liberalism. I buy most definitions could be considered a liberal. However I own several fire arms to include a couple of AR’s. I grew up in a household with democratic parents who both owned fire arms. “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr. The refusal to see that they fall into one, or both of these categories is the problem that “some liberals” face. And definitely not all liberals…

  29. john July 6, 2019 at 9:52 am #

    Actually Bill Clinton conducted what was suppose to be a secret poll of the military in the early 90’s. It asked if they would obey an order to confiscate civilian firearms, it worked out badly for him. It was leaked to the media and almost 90% of those asked said no, it would violate their oath.

  30. thomas robinson July 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

    Eric swallows, knows nothing about the subject,,.ASSAULT by the dictionary refers to an action by anyone with any object against another person. (“A” Armalite “R” rifle ) is nothing but a brand name. the weapon in question is by far, a smaller caliber than MANY other weapons that can cause much more damage at an equal rate of fire. the nearly 22 caliber of ar 15, is used for hunting and SELF DEFENSE far more than mass shootings, those are more often reserved for hand guns , some of which are still larger caliber than the ar15. your just looking to disarm America, to make it easier for the democrooks to take power, after all, the mass murders taking place are by far, perpetrated BY DEMOCROOKS, and those family members to young to be politically connected, other than their upbringing by democrook parents. attempting to STEAL our weapons of self defense, will in fact, begin a civil war, even worse than the original one, almost forgotten by deletion of history in our schools, by the same democrooks you people will never stop,til we root you out of our entire governmental system. MAGA,KAG,TRUMP 2020 !

  31. Mike Franklin July 7, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

    Say Senator, are you still having sex with Male interns? It’s how you form the question that matters.

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