Presidential Candidate Eric Swalwell Speaks To South Floridians About Ending Gun Violence

Presidential Candidate Eric Swalwell Speaks To South Floridians About Ending Gun Violence

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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Eric Swalwell is a Democratic Congressman from California and before Tuesday, many in South Florida had probably never heard his name. But Swalwell announced his candidacy for president on Monday and he said the first place he wanted to bring his message was South Florida, the place that he says inspired him to fight for gun control after the Parkland shootings last year. “I couldn’t think of going anywhere else,” Swalwell told the crowd at BB&T Center in Sunrise. “You inspired me.” Swalwell told the crowd that his main focus is ending gun violence. “My pledge to you tonight, this issue comes first,” he said. “Until it comes first, we’re not going to end gun violence.” On Monday night Swalwell announced his candidacy for the presidency of the Untied States on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and a day later he was in Sunrise at the BB&T Center pitching his plans to make universal background checks the law of the land, increase mental health spending and ban and buy back assault weapons to get them off the streets. “Keep your rifles, keep your pistols, keep your shotguns but I believe that we can ban and buy back the 15 million assault weapons in our country,” he said. In his plan, Swalwell said he wants to give each assault weapons owner $1-thousand dollars for their weapon. If someone doesn’t want to sell their weapon, Swalwell said he would restrict the guns to gun ranges and hunting […]

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