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.

What the Largest Gun Bill Passed in Iowa History Does

The Iowa Legislature passed the largest gun bill, HF 517, in Iowa History that codifies stand your ground legislation, as well as, several pro-gun measures.

Do United Methodist Lobbyists Really Represent Iowa’s United Methodists?

Iowa United Methodists, is the lobbying team for the Iowa Conference for the UMC representing you? Not if you care about life, liberty and small government.

Five Legislative Priorities for the Iowa Senate Republicans

Iowa Senate Republicans prioritized five bills in 2017 that are consistent with their push for fiscal responsibility and smaller government.

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.

Former Navy SEAL Says AR-15 is Americans’ Best Defense

Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso in a video released by the National Rifle Association says that the AR-15 is Americans’ best defense in an age of terror.

No Mass Shootings: The Myth of Australia’s Gun Control Policy

Shaun Broyhill: Regardless of what the media and liberals tell you, mass shootings have occurred in Australia. Let’s look at just the last 3 years.

Donald Trump to Consult NRA About Gun Ban for Those on Watch Lists

Donald Trump announced that he plans to meet to with the NRA to discuss barring people on terror watch list or no-fly list from purchasing a firearm.

We Don’t Need a New Ban on “Scary-Looking” Guns (or Any Gun)

Shane Vander Hart: The Des Moines Register calls for the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban to be reinstated that accomplished nothing but ban guns that looked scary.