Swalwell’s Cunning Plan

I’ve been going through presidential delusionist Eric “Duke Nukem” Swalwell’s A National Framework to End Gun Violence. This is the plan he presented yesterday to his almost-dozens of confused supporters.

It’s a rambling mess, intermixing gun control with various sorts of social engineering. I’m focusing on the anti-2A stuff here; the social engineering may call for another column, but only after a good, stiff drink.

The gun control take-away is:

Feel free to stop reading now. But if you are interested in Dukie’s brilliant plan, here goes.

1. “Assault weapons”: Ban, “buy back,” prosecute.

Swalwell is young, so he may not remember how it went down when another California jackass filed a state bill to ban & confiscate “assault weapons”. I noted at the time:

“The sheer immorality of victim disarmament aside, one would hope every law enforcement officer out there would stop to consider all the possible ramifications of kicking in several million doors because the occupants are well armed.”


Coincidentally, I’m sure, a CA police union spokesman shortly after that issued a statement to the effect that if the legislature passed the confiscation part, they’d see the largest outbreak of blue flu in history. In another odd coincidence, the legislature immediately dropped the confiscation element, and grandfathered existing firearms.

That was one state. Duke Nukem proposes this for the entire nation.

And we have a lot more guns now. Not to mention HANSOBs.

2. Implement a federal law that targets gun trafficking.

Of course, that’s the law already. Redundancy is a recurring theme in this cunning plan.

3. Tackle America’s Firearm Suicide Epidemic

Ah; suicide by gun bad, but suicide by medical quack is just peachy with Nukem.

To do this, he plans a 48 hour waiting period on purchases, unsafe storage laws, and criminalizing not reporting thefts quickly enough.

4. Close the domestic partner abuse loophole by prohibiting any person convicted of abusing a dating partner from possessing a firearm.

That’s already the law, dumbass. He has a few other related infringements, most of which are already law, or impose ex parte violations.

5. Prohibit states from arming teachers because schools are not prisons and introducing guns into classrooms increases the risk of gun violence.

to ensure a safe workplace for violent criminals.

Fixed it for you.

6. Universal background checks.

Because the 96% false positive rate should screw over more people. And the sales go into the registry for future confiscation.

7. Reinstate President Obama’s executive action to stop firearm purchases by people who receive Social Security checks for mental illness and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs.

Due process? What’s that?

8. Require all background checks to include a search of the National Data Exchange’s 400 million records, a policy that, had it been in place, would have blocked the Charleston shooter from lawfully buying the rifle he used to commit mass murder.

The Charleston shooter didn’t lawfully purchase the… rifle? WTF, Nukem? Chumbucket used a Glock 41 pistol, not a rifle. He bought it unlawfully, by lying. And the data hadn’t been entered into NICS properly; you think making them copy&paste the bad data into another database is going to work any better?

9. Develop and implement a system that automatically notifies state law enforcement when someone who is prohibited from purchasing a firearm attempts to do so and is flagged during a background check.

They tried that. But because the false positive rate is so high, local law enforcement blows it off.

10. Create a federal licensing program for gun owners, requiring them to satisfactorily complete a training program with both written and practical exams, the same way most states do with cars and hunters.

No. Your move. (And pro-tip: you don’t need a license to own a car. And not all hunting.)

11. Require that liability insurance be purchased before a person can buy, trade, or otherwise receive a firearm, which is what states already require for automobiles.

But that’s “murder insurance,” remember? (Pro-tip 2: You don’t need insurance to get a car; insurance is for operating a vehicle on public roads.)

12. Create a national firearm registry that is linked to individual firearms, and require that all purchases, transfers, and donations of firearms be mandatorily registered.

Like California’s “assault weapon” registry, which the last I heard managed around 20% compliance? Or the bullet-button ban, which saw 3% compliance?

You don’t know to the nearest hundred-million how many guns are out there, where they ate, or who has them. How are you going to register them? Gonna kick in doors to count ’em? See #1 above, re:ramifications.

13. Require federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct their business only in commercial sporting goods or firearms premises, not from their homes, funeral homes, or other premises that are not otherwise related to sporting or firearms.

Clinton did that. It didn’t help with crime. His stated intent was simply to drive out honest FFLs. Admit that it’s yours, too.

14. Prohibit individuals from purchasing more than one handgun per 30-day period.

Well, if you’d actually crack down on straw purchasers, that wouldn’t be of any additional help.

15. Require all federally licensed firearms dealers to report firearm theft within 24 hours.

Because 48 hours is too long? Say, how long did it take for the ATF to report the theft of thousands of their own guns?

16. Require all federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct an inventory of their firearms at least once every six months and report the inventory results to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Between the national registry he plans, and the theft reporting, this seems expensively redundant. Of course, that’s the point.

17. Prohibit the online sale of firearms manufactured after the year 1898.

Why? The sale still has to go through an FFL, especially with your proposed universal preemptively-prove-your-innocence checks. Banning “online sales” amounts to banning online advertising.

18. Require that all people or businesses selling more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a 30-day period be federally licensed in a program similar to the Federal Firearms Licensee system.

Just to make it more expensive.

19. Prohibit the online sale of ammunition.


20. Limit ammunition sales for individual purchasers to 200 rounds per 30-day period.

That’s about enough for one very short trip to the range. Ghu forbid people practice, to improve safety.

21. Ban and buy back bump stocks, large-capacity magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and silencers.

Bump stocks: Because you think you’ll get better than a 0.16% compliance rate this time?

Magazines: See #12 above. How are you going to find them?

22. Prohibit individuals from hoarding ammunition in quantities exceeding 200 rounds per caliber or gauge.

See #21 above, re:magazines. Good luck with that. You know, Connecticut only got 4% compliance just with registration (though the amusing fellow who “registered” 500,000 magazines all by himself may have skewed the numbers slightly to the high side).

23. Repeal the law that prohibits the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from consolidating and centralizing records relating to the acquisition of firearms maintained by federal firearms licensees.

Might as well. They’ve been doing it piecemeal anyway.

24. Incentivize states to create a statutory rebuttable presumption of liability if a gun registered to a person causes harm to the person or property of another.

Presumed guilt. Fair’s fair: I presume guilt on the part of Swalwell. In my defense, he presents a great deal of evidence of his law-breaking; like violating rights under color of law (18 U.S. Code § 242) by violating the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S. Code § 1385) to use nuclear weapons on civilians (18 U.S. Code § 832), in order to violate the 2nd Amendment, thus violating his oath of office (5 U.S. Code § 3331).

25. Repeal PLCA Act.

Of course. You knew that would be in there somewhere.

26. Empower the Consumer Product Safety Commission or other relevant federal agencies to implement safety standards that must be met by all firearms…

Which will effectively ban everything he didn’t ban before.

27. Prohibit the manufacture or sale of guns that are not detectable by metal detectors, including 3-D printed firearms.

That’s been unlawful for three decades, shit-for-brains: Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.

28. Regulate firearm assembly kits the same way firearms are regulated.

They already are, if the “kit” includes a receiver or frame.

29. Prohibit the manufacture and sale of M855 ammunition for civilians.

-snerk- I’m not even going to tell him…

30. Prohibit the manufacture and sale of hollow-nose bullets for civilians.

Because he wants over-penetration to endanger innocent people, I guess.

Now, can you identify what isn’t in there?

There is absolutely nothing new in that which targets actual criminals. That which does address criminals, directly or indirectly — trafficking, straw purchases, domestic violence offenders — is all proposals to make unlawful things that are unlawful and have been for decades.

Everything else is an infringement of the human/civil rights of the innocent.

Which, if I may repeat myself, is his point.

3 thoughts on “Swalwell’s Cunning Plan

  1. Houston June 18, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    One word to address each and every point. NO, and if you do I WILL NOT COMPLY so NO


  2. William A Rogers December 18, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    What is a Hansob?


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