“I Want My Mother to Have the Scariest-Looking Assault Weapon She Can Find.”

Amy Swearer to members of the House Judiciary Committee: “When accuracy and stopping power matter, (AR-15s) are simply better.”

Will Conservatives Have to Start An Alternative Banking System?

Beto O’Rourke calls for banks and credit card companies to refuse service to assault weapons sales and gun and ammo manufacturers who make or sell them.

Media Pushes Narrative Instead of Waiting for Facts in West Texas Shooting

Media reported that the rifle used in the Odessa shooting was from a private sale, but law enforcement announced it was illegally manufactured and sold.

Hey America: There is NO GUN CRISIS

Phil Bair: Stop with the gun crisis hysteria already. You live in the safest place on earth, and that level of safety is near miraculous.

Des Moines City Council Tables Gun Control Measures

The Des Moines City Council unanimously agreed to table a measure that would restrict high-capacity magazines and trigger activators if passed.

The Battle for Fundamental Rights

Steven Holt: Floor debate on the fundamental rights of gun ownership and free speech exposed profound philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa House.

The Second Amendment Is About Rights, Not Force

Kelvey Vander Hart: Regulation and mandates placed on Second Amendment rights are problematic no matter which side of the aisle they stem from.

Education, Reform & the Right of Free Speech

State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) gives a recap of week 4 from the Iowa House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Young Joins Bipartisan Effort to Curb Gun Violence

Together with a bipartisan group of colleagues, Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) introduced the Protecting our Communities and Rights Act of 2018.

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.

Bruce Hunter’s Freudian Slip During Iowa House Debate

Shane Vander Hart: Before State Representative Bruce Hunter (D-Des Moines) hurls insults at Iowa House Republicans it would be wise for him to 1. remember what chamber he is in, and 2. remember what party he is in.

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.

Iowa Constitutional Amendment Affirming 2nd Amendment Survives Funnel

HJR 13, 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, passed in the Iowa House Judiciary Committee.

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.

Episode 15: Myths and Facts About the Gun Control Debate

Shane Vander Hart discussed the current gun control debate with frequent Caffeinated Thoughts contributor and gun rights advocate Pat Nicklaus.

Five Observations About the Las Vegas Shooting

Shane Vander Hart: I don’t like hot takes so here are five observations I have about the horrific shooting in Las Vegas after more facts were available.