Jack Whitver: Bills related to Voter ID, traffic cameras, fireworks, and the Second Amendment have survived the first funnel in the Iowa Legislature.
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.
Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) was endorsed by the Gun Owners of America on Wednesday in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District race.
Kris Ranney: Shooting like the one in Roseburg, OR can’t be solved through increased gun control as it doesn’t solve the problem of the sinful human heart.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz at stop in Johnston, IA said that the Charleston shooting shouldn’t be politicized in order to strip rights from law abiding citizens.
Do the liberal politicians who favor gun control measures, especially confiscation, understand the problems they would create if they implemented such policies, or do they even care? I have known many men who are hard core NRA members. Many of them would rather die than give up their guns….still more of them would decide to […]
In the midst of the horrific mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut last week we are inclined to find any solution that might work to stop the repeated mass murders we have seen in American society in recent years. The massacre in Aurora, Colorado at a theater was not that long ago, and in both cases […]
The radio in my car was tuned to WHO-Radio in Des Moines at the 4pm “Top of the Hour” newscast today. Newsman Gary Barrett explained that the grandson of Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell* had warded off an armed intruder to the rural Boswell household with a shotgun. The man was already attacking one of […]
Referring to comments President Obama made during the 2008 campaign that some bitter people were clinging to their guns and their religion, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told the NRA conventioneers in Pittsburgh Saturday that “I want you to know I stand here tonight as a gun-clinger and a God-clinger, unapologetically.” He got a standing […]
I’m no constitutional scholar, but something just doesn’t quite add up to me about this whole Second Amendment discussion. In the District of Columbia v. Heller case two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the right to keep and bear arms was an individual right. I thought that notion was a no-brainer: I was […]
I never grew up around firearms. My family never hunted. When I was in Boy Scouts I did fire a .22 rifle (rim fire) when at camp, but that was the extent of my experience with any type of firearms until I joined the Army National Guard. Then I had to qualify with an M-16 […]
John Piper connects the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn the D.C. handgun ban with martyrdom of missionaries. Noël and I watched Beyond Gates of Splendor, the documentary version of End of the Spear, the story of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, and Nate Saint in Ecuador in 1956. […]