Iowa: Gun Owner Privacy Protection Bill Needs Your Help in Senate Subcommittee

NRA-backed House File 535, legislation prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms, has been assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee where it is in danger of being stalled or defeated for this legislative session.  HF 535 passed in the House by an overwhelming 95 to 3 vote on March 18 after passing unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote the week before.  Introduced originally as House File 81 by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this privacy protection legislation is an important … Continued

Iowa: Gun Confidentiality Protection Ready for Final House Vote

An NRA-backed bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms has been cleared for final approval in the state House of Representatives.  Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17) originally as House File 81, this privacy protection legislation passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote last week.  It is now eligible to be considered on the state House floor as House File 535. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their … Continued

Firearm Industry Economic Development in Iowa

Many businesses in the firearm industry are under attack by oppressive laws and regulations in their current states or municipalities. As a result, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for them to provide us the selection and quality of product at competitive prices that we have come to expect and enjoy. These companies have been there for us. Now it’s time for us to be there for them. Many other states across the country are courting these companies and providing … Continued

Gun Shaped Cloud Spotted Over School – All Students Suspended for 5 Days

I thought I would point out a (satirical) picture titled “Gun Shaped Cloud Spotted Over School – All Students Suspended for 5 Days.”  Given the trend of suspending a 7 year old for having a pastry shaped like a gun and suspending a 6 year old for making a gun shape with his hand, I imagine this isn’t too far from reality.

Armed Liquor Store Owner Holds Armed Robber at Gunpoint Until the Police Arrive

As reported, a Topeka, Kansas liquor store owner used his gun to stop a knife wielding robber. Police say that at at about 2:30pm, a robber entered Charlie’s Liquor on the 1200 block of Southwest Huntoon Street in Topeka, KS, armed with a steak knife.  After the robber approached the cash register and demanded money, the store owner drew his handgun and detained the robber until the police could arrive, according to news reports.  A suspect was taken into custody without bond, … Continued

Iowa: Gun Privacy Bill Passes House Committee – contact your state representatives and urge them to support HF81

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 NRA-backed House File 81 passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this important legislation would prohibit the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety of law-abiding citizens by publishing the names and addresses of … Continued