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Dem calls for gun confiscation, challenges Dana Loesch on Twitter. She mops the floor with him.

Dem calls for gun confiscation, challenges Dana Loesch on Twitter. She mops the floor with him.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is advocating that “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” be banned and confiscated by the government. Swalwell also proposed that the government should "buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law," and that those who refuse to hand over their weapons would be “criminally prosecuted."

Swalwell took on National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Friday by tweeting, "We should ban assault weapons by buying them back or restricting them to ranges/clubs. #EnoughIsEnough" in response to her tweet on the topic.

Loesch responded by asking if the Democratic congressman would “limit the ban and confiscation to semi-automatic rifles.” Swalwell tweeted his intention to limit the ban to rifles but "have universal background checks and mandatory reporting on mental health" apply to semi-auto pistols.

Loesch fired back with a pointed question that seemed to silence Swalwell. "Can you explain to me the difference between assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles? Is .223 ok but 30.06 not? Why?" she asked.

After more than two hours without an answer, Loesch posted "Re-upping my question so @RepSwalwell can see to answer." But there was still no reply.

Ultimately, Loesch offered her own ideas for why Congressman Swalwell still failed to answer:


On Monday's episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere, who are filling in for Glenn this week, discussed the Twitter dispute and offered their own take on Swalwell's gun confiscation proposal.

Watch the video clip above to catch more of the conversation.

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