Yesterday, presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke claimed that one Texas lawmaker’s now-deleted tweet represented a death threat. The state representative’s name is Briscoe Cain of House District 128. O’Rourke, hoping to gather support for proposed gun control measures, also stated that this kind of statement showed that Cain shouldn’t own an AR-15—and neither should anyone else.” Afterward, many of Beto’s followers took it upon themselves to file a complaint with the Texas State Bar. The Bar could take action that may impact Cain’s ability to practice law in the state. As of the time of publishing, no such actions have yet occurred.
Eric Swalwell, a Democratic candidate for President, hates guns. The only thing he hates more than guns are people that refuse to hand guns over. In fact, his hatred for gun owners runs so deep that he’s willing to go to war over them, setting him apart from fellow advocates of an assault weapons ban. Not only is he willing to kill you over guns, but he is willing to level entire towns over “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons.” Yet, he thinks that the right to life is supreme, with every other right falling below it (unless you’re a fetus). As Democratic candidates struggle to find their breakout moment on a crowded debate stage, it shouldn’t be too hard for Swalwell to garner attention with his message of war, death, and pistols of mass destruction.