Priorities for GOP-led Iowa Senate include balanced budget and right to bear arms amendments to state constitution, defunding Planned Parenthood, and tort reform.
“Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate proposed legislation yesterday that he said would work to ensure the integrity of Iowa’s elections by requiring things like voter ID at polling places and creating an electronic poll book for every Iowa precinct, with voters scanning state-issued IDs or voter registration cards when checking in to polling places. But for some, the move didn’t jibe with Iowa’s already impressive track record for election integrity.”
Defining himself as a “fiscally conservative Democrat” and an “outsider,” Rich Leopold announced his plan to run for Iowa governor in the 2018 election.
Happy New Year everyone! It promises to be an interesting year, what with Trump soon to be in the Whitehouse and the new challenges and opportunities that raises. Here in Iowa the Republicans will now have a trifecta of power in state government. Gun owners in the state salivate while some civil libertarians brace for impact. Thanks to Gary Johnson’s performance in the state, the Libertarian Party will now be a fully recognized political party in Iowa. So much promise and challenge in 2017!
No matter what happens in the 2017, I wish all of you and your families safety and prosperity.
Here is what the three noteworthy political parties say about Second Amendment issues in their platforms.
“The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights—life, liberty, and justly acquired property—against aggression. This right inheres in the individual, who may agree to be aided by any other individual or group. We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense. Private property owners should be free to establish their own conditions regarding the presence of personal defense weapons on their own property. We oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition.”
“4. We strongly believe in the constitutionally protected natural right of individuals to keep and bear arms, as recognized and protected by the Second Amendment, and we support the repeal of existing laws that infringe upon those rights. We support the addition of “stand your ground” and “castle doctrine” provisions to Iowa law.”
248. President Obama’s executive orders on gun control
249. universal background checks
250. requiring registration, licensing, education/testing & liability insurance
251. banning assault weapons
252. gun-free zones
253. closing “gun show loopholes”
254. right to prohibit firearms on one’s property
255. temporary confiscation of firearms from individuals under DANCOs
256. guardians’ accountability for minors’ inappropriate gun access
257. nationwide database of gun ownership
258. hand gun regulation
259. “Stand your ground”
260. open carry