Des Moines, IA — It was only a matter of time before some leftist legislator decided to try their luck in passing gun control in Iowa. After all, the installation of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House has served as a shot of adrenaline in the arm of many leftists, emboldening their little anti-gun hearts.
That’s what we think is going on with Iowa Congressman Bruce Hunter, District 34, who recently filed a ‘Universal Firearms Registration’ bill in Des Moines (H.F. 128).
Hunter’s nasty bill was filed on January 21st and it already has several cosponsors. So far, the list includes thirteen other representatives, including: Olson, Jacoby, Anderson, Wessel-Kroeschell, Kressig, Steckman, Cahill, Wilburn, Staed, Konfrst, James, Mascher and Brown-Powers
Gun owners across American recognize that this sort of legislation would force gun owners into a statewide gun registry, but for Iowans, this bill would leave them facing felony charges if they didn’t comply!
But Hunter didn’t stop there. He’s also filed a ‘Red Flag gun confiscation’ bill, H.F. 24. These ‘Emergency Risk’ orders can be ‘reported’ by just about anybody who is related to you by blood or marriage!
We sure hope your Mother-In-Law likes you!
Like many other similar bills nationwide, Hunter’s bill says that the gun owner’s ‘trial’ will be Ex Parte — that is, the gun owner doesn’t get to be there or make any defense. And what will they accept as evidence?
One qualification that is grounds to be Red Flagged on it’s own really stuck out at us: “The unlawful and reckless use, display, or brandishing of a firearm, offensive weapon, or ammunition by the respondent.”
What in hell does Bruce Hunter consider the ‘reckless use, display or brandishing’ of ammunition looks like? If it’s sitting on the top of your dresser? If you have a box of 9mm on a bookshelf? Maybe you keep it under the bed….is that “unlawful display” of ammunition?
This bill is a NIGHTMARE because it combines a red flag bill WITH a safe storage bill!
Iowans, You Know What To Do!
Gun owners in Iowa have a pro-gun powerhouse in their state with the second amendment group, Iowa Gun Owners. This grassroots organization has a ‘no holds barred’ approach to the political arena and is responsible for passing the state’s Stand Your Ground law back in 2017.
The organization, headed by Executive Director Aaron Dorr, has defeated plenty of gun control bills in the past. The group specializes in mobilizing their members and supporters to pour heat into the Capitol in the form of thousands of calls, emails, and petitions.
Using the group’s ‘grassroots army’, the organization has staved off any major gun control for over a decade.
When reached for comment, Dorr replied:
“Representative Hunter’s bills are the typical drivel that we expect from liberal Democrats in Iowa who want to disarm and demonize law abiding gun owners for no other reason that political hatred.
We are monitoring this bill closely but are optimistic that it will die this session as the members of Iowa Gun Owners are the state’s most vicious defenders on the Second Amendment, and have an incredible history of booting gun-grabbers to the curb.
Whether they are Democrats or Republicans, the politicians in Des Moines know that screwing around with the Second Amendment is very dangerous for their careers. #Gronstal #Sodders #Schoenjahn, #Brase, #Wilhelm, #Greenfield, #Scholten, #Finkenauer, #Helland, #Appel”
We looked into the names that Dorr sent us to find they are the names of prominent anti-gun legislators who have been voted out of office in recent years — apparently thanks to efforts by Iowa Gun Owners.
Grassroots Gun Owners Are The FUTURE Of Gun Rights
Gun owners all across America have watched as spineless Republicans old out their constituents left and right in the last several months — and as anti-gun Democrats have filed some of the worst bills in recent memory!
Many of these supposedly ‘pro-gun’ legislators are facing pressure to drift left and compromise with the anti-gun crowd. Some are such sellout cowards that they want to appear more moderate and left-leaning so they avoid taking any heat from the Democrats and not have to face a primary election!
But any legislator — but especially any Republican — who thinks they’ll be able to vote for Bruce Hunter’s nasty gun bills without every single gun owner in the state knowing about it is just dead wrong, thanks to Iowa Gun Owners.
And this is how the gun fight needs to look going forward! Every gun owner personally involved and every limp-wristed ‘pro-gun’ legislator aware that he’ll lose his seat if he gives one inch to the anti-gun radical left!