Eric Swalwell Halts White House Bid 3 Weeks after his Gun Control Mega Plan
By Chris Eger
Last month, Eric Swalwell announced his aggressive plan to ban and “buy back” many semi-automatic firearms in the country if elected President next year. This month he hung up his White House plans (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
Polling low among the pack of Democratic 2020 Presidential hopefuls, Eric Swalwell dropped out of the race just weeks after announcing an aggressive gun control plan.
On Monday, the San Fransico-area Congressman threw in the towel on his campaign, becoming the first candidate in the crowded Democratic presidential primary to end his bid for the White House. With two-dozen fellow Dems crowding Swalwell out of the limelight, and poll numbers hovering in the bottom of his peers, the California progressive said this week that he could, “no longer see a path forward to the nomination.”
However, Swalwell did go on to say that he has won a victory of sorts in the respect that “at the debate, three top-tier candidates embraced my idea to ban and buy back every single assault weapon in America.”
Just three weeks ago, in front of the headquarters of the National Rifle Association in Virginia, Swalwell debuted his “National Framework to End Gun Violence” to a small crowd.
The 65-point, 3,100-word plan was wide