Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15) is running for President of the United States. Swalwell was born in Sac City, Iowa and has visited the Hawkeye State plenty in the early stages of his campaign.
Swalwell has made his anti-Second Amendment stance a main focus of his campaign. Swalwell drew the ire of Second Amendment supporters when he responded any “war” over the government confiscating guns would be a short war because the government has nukes.
This past weekend Swalwell visited Iowa. He posted on Twitter that he had a conversation with a county sheriff. The county sheriff shared with Swalwell the sheriff’s concerns about assault rifles. Swalwell quoted the sheriff as saying:
“We were finding there were so many in our community that I had to buy each of our deputies one. It’s ridiculous.”
Swalwell concludes the tweet by calling to ban the assault rifles in order to protect you and our cops.
The Iowa Standard sent a message to Swalwell on Twitter and replied to his tweet asking which county sheriff he was quoting. So far The Iowa Standard has not received a response.
The Iowa Standard has reached out to the Johnson County Sheriff and the Scott County Sheriff. Swalwell held events in both counties.
Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek of Johnson County responded “nope, not me.”
Sheriff Tim Lane of Scott County is yet to respond to the email. A message was also left with Sheriff Lane on Tuesday afternoon.