Skip to comments.Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Council Member Becky Anderson can be reached at email@example.com. Council Member Robert Fleming can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Council Member Tim Scott can be reached at email@example.com. Council Member Becky Shockley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Someone needs a good, old-fashioned, ass whooping.
Remember Trayvons girlfriend said Trayvon was just giving Zimmerman an ass whooping???
So will they issue CCTW’s to folks under 18?
Tar and feathers.
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.
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.
I would assume this includes guns made out of Lego’s & Pop-tarts. I hear they are especially lethal.
They are trying to criminalize the thought of a gun.
Next, gun magazines (the paper kind) will need a brown wrapper.
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).
Don't want to scare the cops.
This has got to be one of the most retarded rules ever.
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.
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.
I sent them the following..
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.
Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider Ban on Council’s Common Sense.
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.
What about toy swords, knives, rocket launchers etc.?
WTH? This seems a little uncharacteristic for Burlington.
What about fresh fruit?
What about pointed sticks?
EVIL, LEFTIST IDOITS!
I think that they are thinking of realistic looking air guns rather than toy guns.
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