Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law Friday a law that loosens regulations on gun ownership by eliminating the need for a permit to buy or carry handguns in the state.
The new law takes effect July 1, with many calling it a “constitutional carry” bill.
“Today I signed legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals,” Reynolds said in a statement Friday afternoon.
The Cult of Gun Control, of course, developed Sudden Butt Hurt Syndrome and went into propaganda mode
Democrats and gun violence prevention groups had called on Reynolds to veto the legislation.
“A person could be able to purchase a firearm from a private seller with no background check and then carry that firearm anywhere in public without any type of firearms proficiency training if this bill is adopted,” State Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, told Reynolds on a call, according to the Des Moines Register.
Yes, and a bad guy could do that BEFORE if they had bad intentions. And, of course there is the fact that the left always blabbered on and on about such scenarios while offering squat to back it up, as Animal points out
Well, OK then – according to USACarry.com, sixteen states have some variation or another on no-permit-required, Constitutional carry, including our own adopted home of Alaska. Surely it would be the simplest of things for This Wahls character to assemble some statistics on the horrible increase in accidental shootings and crimes committed with guns in those states following passage of these laws.
So why hasn’t he? Probably because no such statistics exist. As is always the case, the dire predictions of the gun-banners never come to pass.
How very true. Of course do not expect the media to ask about factsor stats that support the doomsday scenarios the Cult of Gun Control always predict. Journalists looking for facts is so yesterday, besides activism allows the media to express how “woke” they are
There’s no great mystery surrounding Joe Biden’s feelings regarding the Second Amendment. His record and his campaigning clearly speak for his ideas regarding your right to keep and bear arms, which is to say that he’d take it all away in a heartbeat if given the opportunity.
But, Biden doesn’t run the executive branch of government all on his lonesome. He has cabinet secretaries to handle a lot of the details. They run the various departments, which means they have a direct finger on the policies of those departments.
Biden, who is set to be inaugurated on Jan. 20, has said he plans to end the sale of so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines” in addition to instituting red flag legislation and ending liability protections for gun manufacturers and sellers, according to his campaign website. The former vice president’s gun control plan, coupled with his slew of cabinet picks that seem to share his views on the issue, has pro-Second Amendment groups on edge.
The folks Biden is going to have in his cabinet should scare every gun owner Click the link above and see for yourself
The Cult of Gun Control dearly loves to mock the notion that armed Americans can stop armed criminals.But, as Zendo Deb notes the Cult of Gun Control denies reality, because that is a huge part of what cults do
Police said three employees were inside the Wingstop in northeast Philadelphia Sunday when a 53-year-old man walked in wearing a mask and gloves around 10:30 p.m. The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at them and demanded the employees hand over the money from the cash register drawer.
A customer walked in, and the bad guy pointed the gun at him, demanding his phone.
The customer pulled his own gun and fired one shot at the perpetrator, striking him in the neck, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small
So, it does happen, and it happens a lot, yet, the Left pushes to deny it.Ask yourself why, and come, to grips with this fact. The Left pushes gun control because their aim is not safety, it is control, of you.
So what precisely does Biden have in mind for his first days in office. Oh, nothing much.
Joe Biden has a lot of plans for his first day as president, and some of it can actually happen in a single day — a fair amount of which he can set in motion right away even though Democrats have so far fallen short of capturing the Senate.
Biden has promised to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, reverse President Donald Trump’s rollbacks of public health and environmental rules and call allies worldwide to reassure them, all on his first day in the White House. Before that day is done, he says he will put in place a national strategy for containing the coronavirus pandemic, rejoin the World Health Organization, end the ban on immigration from several predominantly Muslim nations and expand rights for Latin American asylum seekers.
Biden has also promised swift action on housing, labor, gun control, LGBTQ rights and government reform.
Oh boy, where to start. Tom Knighton focuses on Dementia Joe’s hatred of your guns
Biden has been open about his desire to enact an assault weapon ban that basically recategorizes modern sporting rifles as Class III firearms. In order to keep your weapons, you’ll have to pay a $200 tax stamp. That’s going to be more than some people are in a position to pay. Their choice is to either become a criminal or give up their guns.
That’s by design.
Further, they know that a lot of people have more than one AR- or AK-pattern rifle. They know a lot of people have five or six or even more. There’s a good chance that $200 per firearm is going to end up being thousands of dollars for many. Again, the attempt is to force people to turn over their property.
That, of course would only be the tip of the iceberg. Those “high-capacity magazines would likely be targeted, which would mean targeting the guns that accept those magazines, and look for ammo bans, and maybe limits on how much ammo someone an buy. We all know the ultimate goal, that has not changedone bit. The aim is to eventually disarm the citizens.
A Chicago man released on electronic monitoring while awaiting trial on murder charges is being sought in Ohio after he allegedly pulled a gun on sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop there and then evaded arrest.
Juan Torkelson, 28, was charged in Cook County in June with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the fatal stabbing of one person and the wounding of three others in a 2019 attack on the Northwest Side.
So he was arrested for murder, and instead of being held without bail he was released with electronic monitoring. That hasn’t proven to be particularly effective at anything. Maybe it is good PR or something.
Despite the monitoring, he ends up in Ohio threatening a pair of deputies with a gun, when they try to pull him over.
And such stories are far closer to the norm, than the exception
Kerr is, in my view the third best coach in the NBA, not that I can even watch the NBA anymore. I tried to watch some NBA Playoffs this past year, but I could not take it. Watching great athletes playing a great game while trying to tolerate the BLM lies and propaganda that were front and center was too much. Besides the Stanley Cup Playoffs were going on and they were, as usual awesome, and they went on with barely a hint of Marxist clap trap and America bashing. Still I appreciate how good a coach Kerr is. But when it comes to reality, Kerr is a gibbering idiot, and that is being generous
Steve Kerr wasn’t shocked to hear of another Black man killed by law enforcement, and neither was Lloyd Pierce. They’re NBA coaches, Kerr with the Warriors and Pierce with the Hawks. They’re also activists.
They’re achingly familiar with such incidents as that which took place Monday in Philadelphia.
Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot multiple times by multiple police officers in Philadelphia. He was waving a knife while experiencing a mental health crisis when he was killed by officers standing at least 10 feet away. His mother went from begging the officers not to shoot to wailing in agony as her son dropped to the pavement.
The incident was, of course, caught on video. It’s nauseating. It’s too routine in America.
“We’ve come to expect this sort of thing,” Kerr said. “The disturbing thing, the most disturbing thing, that is even after the social justice movement, all the protests and even after all the anger and the outrage, these incidents are still happening.
“There’s got to be an alternative way of meeting the needs of mental health issues, rather than going in with a SWAT team, guns blazing.”
First, let’s address the fact that Wallace was having a “mental health crisis.” That may well be the complete and honest truth. However, it also doesn’t matter nearly as much as some people want to think. If someone is having a mental health issue, they may need help, but that has to come secondary to the safety of other people.
I know it sounds harsh, but it’s true. You can try to talk them down, but you’re simply not going to have time to do it if they’ve decided instead to hurt someone for whatever reason.
Further, law enforcement isn’t remotely able to judge whether it’s a mental health episode that will fizzle out in a few seconds or if the subject is going to kill people. They have to act. If they don’t and people die, what do you think the headlines would say? Honestly, the cops were in a no-win situation.
Second, let’s address the whole “officers standing at least 10 feet away.”
Note in the video the officers are backing away, asking Wallace to drop the knife. They tried their best, but what are they supposed to do, allow Wallace to stab them, or an innocent bystander?And, guess what 10 feet is in terms of someone threatening people with a knife CLOSE!
Folks, it takes no time at all to clear 10 feet. For example, a slow time in the 40-yard sprint is about six to seven seconds. That’s slow for the NFL, at least, but probably decent for most people. A good time in that is around 4.5 seconds or faster. Now, that’s 40 yards.
10 feet is just a smidge over three yards.
Frankly, I think Kerr would really benefit from taking some trainingthat shows how quickly police are forced to decide on use of deadly force Ten feet? NOTHING
Steve Kerr is speaking from emotion, and ignoranceThis gentleman, a retired officer, is not ignorant, and explains clearly why the shooting of Mr. Wallace was justified.
Note that YouTube has flagged the video, just click through and watch
With the help of her legally-owned firearm, a Florida woman was able to protect herself and her family after several armed robbers stormed her Miami home earlier this month, and newly released surveillance footage captures the tense moments that ended with the intruders fleeing the home after they exchanged fire with the armed citizen
26-year old Ansley Pacheco, an Instagram influencer and model on the adult site OnlyFans, told WPLG-TV that the intruders easily could have killed her family if she hadn’t acted her husband and son.
“While I was in the bathroom, I started to hear the commotion, I started hearing, ‘Get down, get down, give me everything you got,’” she recalled. “I went to the nightstand; I grabbed the gun and I opened the door. I saw one if they guys face to face with me. He told me to put my gun down. I just shook my head no, and then I said, ‘Don’t shoot me, my son is in here.’”After an eruption of gunfire, the intruders finally took off.
Lucky for this lady and family, she did not heed the advice of the Cult of Gun Control. There is video of the home invasion
Durham, North Carolina Mayor Steve Schewel doesn’t seem bothered by either the dubious constitutionality or the pragmatic concerns about gun control, however. As shootings increase in the city, Shewel’s embraced a gun control agenda that’s aimed squarely at the city’s legal gun owners instead of the small number of violent criminals driving the mayhem and misery.
He said he is asking for the state to allow cities to ban guns in parks, trails, restaurants, bars, and school parking lots.
He is also calling for background checks for all gun sales, for automatic assault weapons to be banned, and for ammunition to be taxed…
“This is not about taking away a hunter’s rifle or the right to bear arms,” Schewel said. “If we’re serious about getting a handle on it, we’re not going to stop it until we cut off the supply of guns to people who are committing crimes.”
Oh of course, it is NEVER about taking away guns, except that is exactly what it is as Cam Edwards explains
Look at what Schewel’s proposing here. Banning legal gun owners from both public and private property? Telling a woman who’s a concealed carry holder that she can no longer carry when she’s running on a trail, or telling a restaurant owner that he can no longer have his firearm with him when he’s in his own establishment?
Of course anyone who can chew bubble gum knows damn well that these measures would dissuade not one criminal. Rather it would encourage more crimes, but the Cult of Gun Control will never grasp that.
Days following the anniversary of one of the nation’s worst weekends of senseless bloodshed, the killing of 32 victims in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit overturned a California ban of the very type of large-capacity magazine that facilitated the two massacres. Approved in 2016 by a healthy voter majority, Proposition 63 outlawed magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
“California’s near-categorical ban of (large-capacity magazines) strikes at the core of the Second Amendment — the right to armed self-defense,” Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the court majority.
However, it is hard to imagine a situation in which some law-abiding gun owner would need to shoot off dozens of rounds in defense of self or others. It is a stretch to conceive of a home invasion by a horde of armed intruders, so many that a rapid-fire response would be required to ward off the threat.
Well, armed invasions by multiple persons is rare, but not that rare, and the “mostly peaceful” protesters rioters and lootershave shown us that such a threat is growing for Americans. But, the best argument against foolish people who still think “reasonable” gun laws will make bad people stop committing crimes is this. The right, God given right, to self-defense is the most basic and important human right.
He had been asked to leave the bar earlier, but he apparently was able to get back in.
About 1:30 a.m., one of the patrons at Echo Nightclub, 134 W. Pierpont Ave., “decided to go out, get a gun, and started shooting it throughout the club. At one point, another person that was there, an employee who had his own gun, saw it and shot him,” said Salt Lake Police Lt. Brett Olsen.
I was disheartened, then aggravated, after seeing the above photo published in Morris Township’s August 2020 Municipal Messenger.
After my concerns and comments on this subject on the July Township Committee Zoom Meeting, after having seen the same photo in the July Municipal Messenger, promoting participation in the Citizen Police Academy program offered in the Township, I would have thought that more deliberate content would have been selected for publication.
Clearly, I was mistaken!
I will say again, I think this photo selection is glamorizing the use of guns in our town and society. Having them in the hands of our citizens, and promotion of same as endorsed by this police program is unconscionable!
Yes, she is an emotional wreck over a photo of people doing finger guns!File another one under Good Freaking Grief!!
“So, I answered the door. The police officer was, he was very nice. He explained to me that he was coming to address an issue with my son’s school,” Courtney told Project Baltimore. “And then explained to me that he was here to search for weapons, in my home. And I consented to let him in. And then I, unfortunately, stood there and watched police officers enter my 11-year-old son’s bedroom.”
Courtney was told someone had seen the guns in her son’s bedroom during a Google Meet class on his laptop.
According to emails Courtney later exchanged with a school administrator, a screenshot was taken during the online class. The principal of Seneca Elementary was notified. Courtney says she was told the school safety officer then called police.
“I felt violated as a parent, for my child, who’s standing there with police officers in his room, just to see the fear on his face,” she said.
It might be time to ask if people who are so irrationally afraid of firearms should be allowed to work in schools.
The chief of the Olympia, Washington police department says an internal investigation is taking place after an officer posed for a picture with several members of the group Three Percent of Washington early Friday morning. The group of about a dozen gun owners were standing guard outside of a local gun store after the owner requested “armed members of the community to make a presence in his parking lot” over concerns that his store would be targeted by burglars.
Oh NO!Not Three Percenters, they believe in the second amendment!EWWWW. I mean look at the picture
This image, of course triggers leftist bed wetters, and sadly the police chief in Olympia is more political hack than police officer, so, cue the weasel words
“I am disappointed and frustrated that the photo was taken at all, but particularly at this sensitive time in our city and nation,” Jelcick wrote. “I regret that this photo may damage the trust our community places in us that we have worked so hard to build. I apologize for the pain this has caused our community. It is imperative that Olympia Police Officers uphold our values, remain neutral to the message at public demonstrations, and do not engage in or promote conduct that will bring discredit to themselves, the Department or the City.”
Meanwhile Mayor Cheryl Selby was quick to jump on the Weasel Express
“After a long week for my community, I’m discouraged that I have to make a post like this,” the mayor wrote. “I have confirmed a photo of an Olympia police officer posing with a group of armed militia members, some of whom are displaying white power signs. I find this behavior to be abhorrent and unequivocally unacceptable.
“Our council/manager form of government restricts me from discussing disciplinary measures, though my council and I are demanding a thorough investigation,” she wrote. “As the picture clearly illustrates in no uncertain terms, a culture change within the police department and city government is clearly needed.
“We hear our community demanding it and we must rise to meet this challenge. The presence of an armed militia is not what we want to see in Olympia, and we are asking those people to stay home to ensure that peaceful protest can continue in our city.”
She ended her post with “BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!!!”
Certainly giving a shout out to the Marxists of BLM is not unprofessional right Mayor McMoron?If she looked at the photo, she would see the Black member of the group front and center. The group also includes two Hispanic men, and a Jewish member. The officer is, clearly, a woman.Ibelieve they call that diversity. Of course, women, Jews, Blacksand Hispanic peopleare not really genuine unless they are leftists so………... Asto the White Power hand gesture, that is a sign that members of Three Percenters use, sooooooo.
Sadly, this is our new normal where many political leaders are concerned. looters and rioters excused while law enforcement is vilified and Americans who exercise the right of self-defense are portrayed as evil.
In a new series based on the beloved “Looney Tunes” cartoons, the classic character Elmer Fudd will no longer carry a gun.
The new series “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” which premiered last week on the streaming service HBO Max, will feature the cartoon’s characteristic violence – using sticks of dynamite, booby traps and the iconic anvils and bank safes dropped onto characters, The New York Times reported last week.
However, Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner, told the outlet, “We’re not doing guns.”
To end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 30, 2020
Mr. Johnson of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Morelle, Ms. DeLauro, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Keating, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Pressley, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Neal, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, and Mr. Pascrell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1.SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020”.
(b) Table Of Contents.—The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
There are still more people dying in Baltimore from gunshot wounds than the coronavirus pandemic, a trend that “social distancing” hasn’t slowed down very much. It’s gotten so bad that the mayor felt compelled to beg the gangs to stop shooting people so they can save hospital beds for the COVID-19 patients. That’s why it seemed vital for the state legislature to finally push through some tough new gun crime laws designed to get some of these shooters behind bars and keep them there.
Unfortunately for the residents of Maryland, Democrats in the legislature didn’t see it that way. The recent package of bills intended to reduce gun violence was once again rejected. (Free Beacon)
Maryland Democrats rejected a bill aimed at combating gun violence as Baltimore mayor Jack Young publicly begged residents to stop shooting each other so hospitals could be used to treat coronavirus patients…
[Governor Larry] Hogan’s Violent Firearms Offenders Act would make the theft of a firearm a felony and increase penalties for those who repeatedly carry illegal guns or use a gun while drug dealing. The bill passed the state Senate on March 10 following a contentious back-and-forth between lawmakers. Democrats successfully removed the legislation’s mandatory minimum sentencing increase, arguing it would punish violent criminals too severely.
Odd? No, sadly Virginia Democrats buried legislation that would have gotten tougher on violent criminals at the same time they were pushing to take legal gun owners firearms away. Priorities!
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.
She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.”
The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict gun sales and transportation says she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.”
In other words, if she can’t confiscate firearms in the current emergency, she can damn well try and make it so no one can buy a firearm.
Another power hungry politician who does not grasp either reality or natural rights. Anyone seeking to commit any crimes will, of course, NOT obey such laws. So, only good people will be affected, but, do not bug the mayor with common sense because GUNS BAD!