Swalwell, Tucker Carlson Duke It Out Over Gun Laws: ‘This Is About Kids Who Are Dying!’
In the last stage of Eric Swalwell‘s (D-PA) Monday night clash with Tucker Carlson, the two of them tore into each other as they debated what America needs to do about guns, particularly after the Santa Fe High School Shooting.
The conversation gravitated around an op-ed Swalwell recently wrote proposing a national assault weapons buyback and new laws for gun owners. Carlson skeptically asked what would happen if the government tried to do act on Swalwell’s recommendations, and the congressman retorted with “Did you read the op-ed?”
As Swalwell tried to elaborate, Carlson barraged him with questions about what would happen if the congressmn’s ideas turned gun owners into lawbreakers, assuming they refuse to give up assault weapons.
“You just made them into felons,” Carlson argued.
Eventually, the Fox host took things in a different direction by complaining that the police and congressional bodyguards get to have more powerful guns than regular citizens. Swalwell accused Carlson of denigrating cops by conflating gun law semantics, and he also said the most important thing is to find ways to protect kids in school
“This is about kids who are dying, Tucker,” Swalwell argued.
Carlson argued that civilians should be allowed to match the firepower of law enforcement. Swalwell lamented the “ridiculous argument” and scolded the Fox host for referring to the congressional police as “bodyguards.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
[Image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org