Eric Swalwell Falsely Claims NRA Calling for Pelosi Assassination

Pelosi health care surprise (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) reacted to NRA claims that Democrats are targeting gun owners by suggesting the NRA is calling for Nancy Pelosi to be shot.

Swalwell referred to an article in the NRA’s American Rifleman. The title of the article claims Democrats are using law-abiding gun owners for legislative “target practice.”

The NRA article says, “Congressional Democrats target gun owners for persecution with extreme firearm transfer bans.”

Rep. Swalwell suggested the NRA is calling for someone to shoot Pelosi:

Inquisiter reports that Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) countered Swalwell, writing, “How can you claim this? Are you deliberately lying or did you just not read it? The article is about legislation targeting gun owners, not the N.R.A. targeting Democrats. If your goal is to ensure that ‘outrage culture’ is alive and well, continuing to divide us, congrats.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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