Clash of Titans: Marijuana Legalization and the 2nd Amendment

Pat Nicklaus: Marijuana, even if it’s legal at the state level, is still a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. Possessing pot and a firearm is a felony.

Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Passes Iowa House

The Iowa House passed HJR 2009, a “right to keep and bear arms” amendment that would amend the Iowa Constitution to add language affirming the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, by a 54 to 42 vote.

Grassley and Cruz Introduce Bill to Improve School Safety and Preserve 2nd Amendment

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a bill on Tuesday they say will help improve school safety while preserving 2nd Amendment rights.

The Gun Control Debate – Let’s Get Reasonable.

Another mass shooting.  This time, in Florida.  It doesn’t really matter where it happens, because the reaction is always the same.

Binny’s Beverage Depot Protects Its Beer Better Than We Protect Our Kids

Steve C. Sherman: We need to protect our kids as much as Binny’s Beverage Depot protects its booze! It is time to place armed guards in schools.

Priorities and Opportunities for the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

The second year of the 87th Iowa General Assembly begins Monday, January 8th.  State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) highlights what he believes will be the main priorities this session.

UPDATE: The Swamp, National Reciprocity & Fix NICS

Pat Nicklaus: Congress is banking on the popularity of HR 38 (National Reciprocity) and attaching a wildly unpopular, anti-gun bill to it behind your back. 

Guns Aren’t the Problem

Pat Nicklaus: There are 20,000 local, state and federal gun laws on the books.  Even if we have 20,000 more, none of them will legislate the evil or crazy out of a person.

Iowa House Passes Stand Your Ground, Pro-Gun Measures

The Iowa House of Representatives passed “stand your ground” language and other pro-gun measures in an omnibus gun bill, HF 517, by a 58 to 39 vote.

Iowa Middle School Teacher Blasts Trump, Ernst During Home Ec Class

A family & consumer sciences teacher at East Union Secondary School in Afton, Iowa, was recorded blasting Donald Trump during a middle school home ec class.

What Good Does a Whistle Do? Fight For Your Right to Carry on Campus

Kelvey Vander Hart: Fight for your right to carry on your campus, because, after all, in the event of a sexual assault, what good does a whistle do?

I Thought We Would Be Safe at the Iowa State Fair?

Shane Vander Hart: Gov. Terry Branstad assured us that the Iowa State Fairgrounds were safe and yet on the last night of the fair an 18-year-old is stabbed.

Trump Campaign, Not Media, Was Dishonest About 2nd Amendment Remarks

Donald Trump stuck his foot in his mouth again by suggesting “2nd Amendment people” could do something about Hillary Clinton appointing anti-gun judges.

Terry Branstad: People Don’t Really Need Guns at the Iowa State Fair

Gov. Terry Branstad defended the Iowa State Fair Board’s gun carry ban during the Iowa State Fair on August 11-21 during his weekly press conference.

Grassley: Preserving The Second Amendment

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) defended the 2nd Amendment and introduced an amendment to strengthen the NICS background checks on the Senate floor.

Reagan and the Black Panthers

David Shedlock: Contrary to a meme being promoted by gun control advocates President Ronald Reagan supported the 2nd Amendment and did not support gun bans.