Last Updated on January 17, 2020
Virginia Democrat Delegate Mark Levine taunted a Second Amendment-supporting citizen Friday by imagining a scenario in which the U.S. military crushed the citizen in battle. Virginia Democrats are pushing sweeping new gun control measures, including three gun control bills that passed the state Senate this week, while Second Amendment supporters plan to assemble in Richmond for a rally on Monday.
Levine, whose 45th District in northern Virginia encompasses sections of Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Arlington, defended the position he stated on Fox News by arguing that an AR-15 would be no match for the U.S. military.
“The muskets of our founding fathers also did not contain 30-bullet magazines. And if you think your AR-15 will do diddly against the full might and power of the United States military, you need to talk to someone who has served there,” Levine taunted a Twitter user known as “Walk Toward The Fire,” a reference to a famous Andrew Breitbart quote about citizen activism.
The muskets of our founding fathers also did not contain 30-bullet magazines. And if you think your AR-15 will do diddly against the full might and power of the United States military, you need to talk to someone who has served there. https://t.co/BNRiIYEmhX
— Mark Levine (@DelegateMark) January 14, 2020
Levine’s comment is similar to an infamous remark made by Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell, who threatened a Twitter user with nuclear weapons on the federal government’s behalf.
And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018