I just finished working the phone lines with my inside sources in Des Moines.
Now, with the next session of the Iowa General Assembly rapidly approaching, I’m bracing for a major fight.
Gun-grabbers are loudly threatening to force “Universal Background Checks” (aka STATEWIDE GUN REGISTRATION), so-called “mental health” gun bans, and even GUN CONFISCATION to the top of the General Assembly’s agenda in 2016!
Without your support, I’m afraid they just might get their way.
That’s why I’m counting on your IMMEDIATE action.
As you’ll see, I’ve included a special Second Amendment Protection petition link in this email, but more on that below!
It’s no secret that after the shootings in 2015 in places like South Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, and Oregon, anti-gun activists like BILLIONAIRE former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are DEMANDING action.
Desperate anti-gun incumbents — knowing they’ll need to rally every bit of their base to ensure their reelections in 2016 — stand ready to do whatever it takes to secure the backing of Bloomberg’s millions.
In fact, not long ago, State House Representative Bruce Hunter (D-Des Moines) stated, “it’s time to make a political issue out of [gun control].”
Then he stated his number-one priority was to finally pass legislation so the government can “take a gun away from somebody!”
Several House Democrats have rallied to his call, threatening to FORCE draconian anti-gun measures to the floor of the Iowa House, including:
*** So-called Universal Background Checks (aka STATEWIDE GUN REGISTRATION).
As a former cop, I can tell you the ONLY way such a scheme could be enforced is for government to keep track of every gun and gun owner in the state. And as you and I know, registration is just the first step toward outright CONFISCATION;
*** So-called “mental health” restrictions.
Nobody wants to run into a madman with a gun. But laws are already on the books to stop those who are adjudicated as a danger to themselves and others from buying guns.
What gun-grabbers want is the ability to strip law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights based on a whim — which could be just because they don’t like your race, religion or politics!
*** Outright gun seizures.
This scheme, outlined by House Democrats, would create a system where government can seize the guns of virtually any law-abiding citizen WITHOUT adjudication. Even a simple call from an anti-gun or anti-hunting neighbor could be enough for you to lose your guns!
As bad as these schemes are, I’m worried what the result could be if you and I are “hands off” and just hope they go down to defeat in the General Assembly.
After all, during critical election years like 2016, high-powered consultants and insiders always advise pro-Second Amendment legislators to do whatever they can to appear “reasonable” to voters.
Instead of drawing a line in the sand against any and ALL of the gun-grabbers’ schemes, several supposedly pro-gun members could come up with some outrageous “compromise” counter-offer.
Cobbling together anti-gun votes from BOTH sides of the aisle in the House could give gun-grabbers all the votes they need in the Senate, where anti-gun Senate President Mike Gronstal rules with an iron fist.
If such a bill were to ever get to the Governor’s desk for his signature, all bets would be off — especially if our country sees another shooting tragedy in the meantime.
That’s why your support today is so critical.
Within the first week of the legislative session, my hope is to flood State Representatives’ and Senators’ desks with petitions from pro-gun Iowans like you weighing in on the gun-grabbers’ radical agenda.
In fact, in the next few days alone, I’m set to contact an additional 30,000 pro-gun Iowans through mail and email to mobilize them to this fight.
That will send a clear message to the politicians in Des Moines: “SUPPORT GUN CONTROL AND LOSE YOUR JOB!”
I’m hopeful this shot across the bow will be enough to derail the gun-grabbers’ plans and shut up any supposedly “pro-gun” State Representative or Senator who wants some phony “compromise” scheme.
But that will only happen if you and I make sure that members of BOTH parties understand voting for the gun-grabbers’ schemes will result in political pain at the ballot box.
So how can we send that message?
Tens of thousands of signed petitions from pro-gun Iowans just like you.
With your help, I know we can do it.
I hope you’ll also consider sending it with your most generous contribution.
Perhaps you can give $100.
Or perhaps all you can give right now is $50 or even $25.
Iowa Gun Owners depends on the action and the generosity from folks like you for our effectiveness.
Without your generous support, Second Amendment supporters will be sitting ducks in the face of the gun-grabbers’ assaults.
With the next session of the Iowa General Assembly rapidly approaching, I’m counting on you to help me fight back.
P.S. My inside sources at the Capitol tell me that the gun-grabbers are going all-out to RAM through gun control during the 2016 session of the Iowa General Assembly.
Everything is on the table from so-called “Universal Background Checks” (aka STATEWIDE GUN REGISTRATION) to mental health restrictions and even outright firearm seizure!