Thursday, January 3, 2013

Iowa Gun Stories

As the public debates gun control and Congress reconvenes, the Second Amendment stories are piling up faster than I can get to them. Although I don't want to be a Johnny One Note, you can expect this blog to be pretty guncentric until some of this gun control craze blows over (if ever).

Here are a few stories from around Iowa:

Iowa Lawmaker Dan Muhlbauer: Take Semi-Auto Guns from Owners

In an interview with the the Carroll Daily Times Herald, State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, D-Manilla, says Iowa lawmakers should  ban "the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them" and “start taking them” from owners who refuse to surrender any illegal firearms through a buy-back program.

You can read the article linked above then let this asinine baby-kisser know what you think of his plan. Email:  Capitol Phone: 515.281.3221

Des Moines Register Column Incites Violence Against Gun Owners

Another plan coming from the brilliant minds on the pro-gun control side was posited in a supposedly tongue-in-cheek column in the Des Moines Register. In it, columnist Donald Kaul says his plan would:
  • "Repeal the Second Amendment[.]"
  • Tie GOP leaders Mitch McConnell and John Boehner "to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control."
  • "Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal."
  • Raze the NRA's headquarters.
  • "Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that 'prying the guns from their cold, dead hands' thing works for me."
Kaul can write whatever the hell he wants, but something tells me that if a pro-gun advocate wrote a column calling for political leaders to be dragged behind pickups, buildings to be destroyed and American citizens to potentially be killed, it would be the lead story on every news show in America.

Brownells Business Booming Before Ban

If nothing else, the threat of the various bans that are being floated in the U.S. Congress has been good for business for may local gun sellers as well the world's largest supplier of firearms accessories, which is located right here in the Hawkeye state.

The Huffington Post reports that Brownells, located in Montezuma Iowa, has been swamped with orders for standard (20-30 round) AR-15 ammunition magazines. In one recent three-day period the company sold the number of AR-15 mags that it normally sells in 3.5 years. Apparently customers are fearful that magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds may soon be banned, causing them to snap up the standard capacity mags while they are still available.

Let's all work to make sure that those concerns are unfounded.

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