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Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-21-2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/21/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT by servo1969

The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns. The ordinance will make it illegal to openly carry a toy gun or conceal one with clothes.

ia Iowa Gun Owners Facebook page:

The Burlington Iowa City Council is moving to pass an ordinance that would require you to get their WRITTEN permission before your kids can play with toy guns, replica guns, BB guns, etc!

If your kids play with these toys in most outdoor situations, or if they play with toy guns in the car while you drive them around, you are looking at a fine in excess of $500 and up to a month in jail!

We spoke to the Mayor, who unapologetically defended the proposal as “forward thinking”…

They are meeting tonight. They need to hear from Iowans immediately about this stupidity. Tell them how you feel about needing a ‘hall pass’ for your children to play Cowboys and Indians in your backyard.

If they pass it in this town, they can try it in your town next. So please, immediately contact:

• Mayor McCampbell at (319)457-2652 or by emailing mccampbells@burlingtoniowa.org. • Council Member Becky Anderson can be reached at andersonb@burlingtoniowa.org. • Council Member Robert Fleming can be reached at flemmingb@burlingtoniowa.org. • Council Member Tim Scott can be reached at scottt@burlingtoniowa.org. • Council Member Becky Shockley can be reached at shockleyb@burlingtoniowa.org.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Local News; Military/Veterans; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol

BOO!


1 posted on 07/21/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Someone needs a good, old-fashioned, ass whooping.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 10:52:43 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: servo1969

Why?


3 posted on 07/21/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: servo1969
At some point, to "protect" us, there will also be a ban on the open carrying of stuffed animals.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 10:53:49 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: dljordan

Remember Trayvons girlfriend said Trayvon was just giving Zimmerman an ass whooping???


5 posted on 07/21/2014 10:54:07 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah, “just”.

So will they issue CCTW’s to folks under 18?


6 posted on 07/21/2014 10:55:30 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: servo1969

Tar and feathers.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: servo1969

Its hard to see how this might stand up in court. Its also hard to figure why its necessary. I suspect its so the police dont gun kids down by ‘mistake’. If true wouldnt it be better to provide proper training for the police force? THose who cant comprehend should be replaced.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 10:57:41 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: servo1969

They have to pass this because the police, etc. can’t discern between toy guns and the real ones. They don’t want the police committing justified murder.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 10:58:15 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: servo1969

I would assume this includes guns made out of Lego’s & Pop-tarts. I hear they are especially lethal.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: servo1969

They are trying to criminalize the thought of a gun.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 11:04:14 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: servo1969

Next, gun magazines (the paper kind) will need a brown wrapper.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 11:05:48 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: Scrambler Bob

OK, here’s a scenario.

A gay pride parade. Participants carry guns (toy or real, no pun intended) openly in holsters.

How will this play out ... ?

Kids must attend the parade, but must not see guns.

I am confused (and I do NOT mean sexually).


13 posted on 07/21/2014 11:09:21 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: servo1969
Let's hurry up and cut off everyone's thumbs so they can't do this!


14 posted on 07/21/2014 11:10:22 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: servo1969
"The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns."

Don't want to scare the cops.

15 posted on 07/21/2014 11:21:15 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: servo1969

This has got to be one of the most retarded rules ever.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 11:21:45 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: servo1969

I live in Southern AZ on the border, and come from East Texas near the Lake of the Pines. They can try to get this passed in our area, but I doubt many will survive the toy gun onslaught afterward.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 11:45:49 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: servo1969

As a kid we played army a lot. One kid had an M1,the big version not the carbine. We used it like a mortor because it was so big for us little kids. Hauled that thing all over the neighbor hood. No one ever complained. At least we were outside getting exercise.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 11:47:18 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: servo1969

I sent them the following..
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I own property across the river in Dallas City and often come into Burlington,,, I’ve heard of some pretty brain dead proposals before but this one is about the craziest I’ve ever heard.

You want us to give you the power to license toy guns ,, with the license created by the city at the parents request ,, and if one of your officers sees my kid “unlawfully” pointing a squirt gun at his brother I can go to jail for a month and pay a fine equal to a tractor payment!

As this will likely be applicable within the city only does that mean it will simply be a “revenue” device for the city to fine out of towners?

Will your “license” have an expiration date? Will I have to get one each day my children want to play cops and robbers? Can I simply text message your secretary and have a digital license sent to my smart phone?
Please send me a copy of the proposed ordinance/law for me to evaluate and explain to me where this will fit in with existing statutes.

Can you please give me your list of reasons why you feel that this is a necessary limit on the peoples freedoms.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 11:54:31 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: servo1969

Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Council’s Common Sense.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 11:55:59 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: servo1969

It is not fiunny. This goes with the punishing of even silently mouthing the syllable “gun” in school. It is training the next generation to fear and hate guns and anyone who doesn’t.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 11:56:29 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: servo1969

What about toy swords, knives, rocket launchers etc.?


22 posted on 07/21/2014 12:02:20 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: servo1969
Well, I think this law should extend even further. I think Hollywood should be forced to eliminate fake guns as well in their movies and tv shows. Maybe they can have the actors point their fingers to signify where the gun should be or hold up drawings of their weapons. Wouldn't that be comical? Hollywood libs love to jump on the bandwagon against 2nd amendment rights and law-abiding citizens protecting themselves. At the same time they love making movies and tv shows where the heroes are brandishing weapons to protect the innocent.
23 posted on 07/21/2014 12:09:17 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: servo1969

24 posted on 07/21/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: iowamark

WTH? This seems a little uncharacteristic for Burlington.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 3:05:04 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: servo1969

What about fresh fruit?


26 posted on 07/21/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: uglybiker
What about fresh fruit?

What about pointed sticks?

27 posted on 07/21/2014 3:13:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: servo1969

EVIL, LEFTIST IDOITS!


28 posted on 07/21/2014 3:18:14 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: dfwgator
What about pointed sticks?

Shaddap!!

29 posted on 07/21/2014 6:25:43 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Free Vulcan

I think that they are thinking of realistic looking air guns rather than toy guns.

http://wqad.com/2014/07/07/burlington-considering-toy-gun-regulations/


30 posted on 07/22/2014 2:41:57 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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