Swalwell responds to making the cover of NRA magazine: ‘Living in the NRA’s head’

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellTrump reignites criticism of McCain months after senator's death Swalwell jokes about 'bad decisions' after bleached-hair yearbook photo resurfaces Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted Wednesday that being on the cover of a National Rifle Association (NRA) magazine that dubbed him a "gas bag in the House" shows that he is "living in the NRA's head."

"Living in the NRA’s head & on the cover of their magazine! But they mischaracterized my position," Swalwell wrote.

"My plan to ban assault weapons is not 'hollow.' It’s very real & the public is with me. And sorry, the '1st Freedom' is not unregulated gun ownership. It’s life. #EnoughIsEnough." 

The NRA's official journal featured Swalwell, who is considering a run for the White House, on its cover.

It referenced a tweet from Swalwell in which he responded to someone claiming that there would be a "war" if the government tried to confiscate guns that "it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes."

"A hollow threat against gun owners nonetheless betrays the bad intentions of gun-grabbers who have taken over the House," the NRA wrote of Swalwell.