Neither Congress nor the Iowa Legislature is likely to approve any new gun restrictions, and that’s probably just as well.
We didn't get "shall issue" on the first try.
Limiting the size of ammunition clips might limit the carnage in the next shooting, but beyond that it’s hard to see how new gun laws could deter the next delusional gunman.
Ammunition clip? What is that? I think you mean "magazine". And with a little practice, magazines can be changed in a matter of seconds.
That has been the thrust of recent gun laws in Iowa, such as the “shall issue” law to permit just about anyone to carry loaded, concealed weapons just about anywhere.
As is our right. The Constitution does not give any rights. The right we have are God giveen and the Constitution is supposed to limit what the government can do.
Along with arming ever more of the population have come proposals to give gun owners a license to kill if they feel threatened and immunity from accountability if they shoot an innocent person by mistake.
The stand your ground law is not a "licence to kill". Maybe you should try reading the bill. Or talk to Jay Rodney Lewis. You are over 5 times more likely to be accidentally shot by a policeman than you are a carry permit holder.
the proposed Iowa amendment would establish an unfettered right to “acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer and use” guns. It would prohibit the licensing, registration or taxation of arms.
I should not need the permission of some bureaucrat to exercise a right codified in the Constitution. Iowa is only one of eight states without a 2nd Amendment style amendment in their Constitution.
The history of gun control in the United States is a bit murky. Apparently there were a few gun-control efforts prior to the Civil War, mostly in the South, where they were intended to discourage dueling and to prevent blacks from obtaining weapons.
Gun control laws enacted after the civil war had one purpose. That was to deny guns to Blacks. The thought of the day was "we can't have negro's going around armed". Gun control laws have never been about guns. They have always been about control.
The change in attitude on concealed weapons has been one of the most remarkable shifts in public opinion in America history. What was once regarded as despicable is now almost fashionable. State law, instead of limiting concealed weapons to people who need them, such as police detectives, now makes it easy for almost anyone to carry concealed. It has been a triumph of marketing by the gun-sellers’ lobby.
And the problem is? Are you one of those people that would have only the police and military armed? That's called a police state and the American people have rejected that idea. The very fact that over 80,000,000 people own firearms gives the politicians pause.
As quaint as it sounds, lawmakers should also consider returning to the traditional notion that concealed weapons are dishonorable. If people want to assert their right to carry a gun, fine. Give them permits to carry lethal weapons. But require them to strap on a holster and carry openly, because the public should have the right to know who’s going armed.
Yeah. let's strap on our gun so the bad guys will know who to shoot first. Then they can steal the weapon. Just more liberal idiot piswittery.
The last time I checked, the 2nd Amendment was part of the Bill of Rights, It's not the "Bill of Needs".