Skip to comments.Iowa Bills Would Expand Gun Freedoms
Posted on 02/09/2012 8:35:18 AM PST by marktwain
Iowa lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at enhancing gun rights, but critics say some of the measures are pro-criminal and will lead to more violence. According to the Des Moines Register, multiple bills have been introduced this year, ranging from one that would amend the state constitution to effectively eliminate all gun regulations to another that would permit a shoot-to-kill response by anyone who believes hes being threatened with death or serious injury by another person.
The Register reported Wednesday that advocates for changes to the states current gun laws believe most of the bills are necessary to protect the right to bear arms guaranteed under the Second Amendment.
But critics say many of the bills threaten public safety and if enacted into law would encourage vigilante behavior.
Its just a pro-criminal bill, Polk County Attorney John Sarcone, told the Register, referring to the shoot-to-kill measure that would allow the use of deadly force against a perceived threat. You know what it does? It will lead to an escalation of violence, not a reduction in violence. I think this bill will kick women and children back into the shadows.
Some of the other bills under consideration would prohibit local city and county governments and even the Iowa State Fair from prohibiting the carrying of guns in public places or on government property, the Register noted.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
Just die quietly, don’t ask too many questions, seems to be the policy of the self-loathing. What’s astonishing is those whose policies contribute to the rapid disintegration of civilization are so intent on denying the rest of us to even exercise that most basic of human right - self defense. Up is down, wrong is right - the patholigization of all that is normal and wholesome.
There is a school of thought that says if you resist a crimminal you will die. At times, maybe so. But I will make sure they know I won’t go quietly.
Yes - at times.
However modern sensibilities admonish everyone ALWAYS to comply, don’t resist, give them what they want. Naturally, a one-size-fits-all approach is never a good answer, particularly in a life or death situation.
Further, the cultivation of such sentiments as a public policy only emboldens lawbreakers who see easier prey. Criminalizing self defense
is wickedness codified.