Here in Iowa the Stand Your Ground bill is one step closer to
the Governor’s desk. It must first go back to the House for a
vote on the changes made while going through the Senate. And of
course we have the uninformed saying passing this bill will
increase gun violence and racial tensions.
There is more to this bill than just stand your ground. A
minor under 14 would be able to use a handgun, with parental
You will be allowed to concealed carry a pistol or revolver on
the Captial grounds.
And citizens can sue local government for enacting gun free
zones if said citizens feel adversly affected by the action.
This bill passed 33-17 and has some people worried. We’ve
heard it all before in one form or another. Gun violence will
increase, it will cause more racial unrest, we legal gun owners
will declare open war on the streets.
These folks never have the facts on their side, won’t listen
to reason, and make claims that rational thinkers can make no
sense of. I would really like to know how my being a legal gun
owner for decades suddenly endangers your children.
If you are among those who think passage of this bill will
somehow put targets on your children or increase gun violence,
please tell us how.
We’ll leave it there. Enjoy our Wednesday.
Comments are always welcome.