It’s been over a week since a madman launched a deadly attack in Las Vegas that killed and wounded hundreds of people.
An Iowa mother, who went to high school just miles from where I grew up, was amoungst the dead.
The pictures and videos that have emerged from that night are difficult to watch and even more difficult to understand –- and compounded by the fact that we may never know the motive behind this attack.
Here’s what we know is true: every time a shooting like this happens, the radical gun control crowd from Des Moines to D.C. uses the blood of the innocent victims to try to guilt gun owners into submission.
They are counting on you and me cowering in the corner, and giving them a chance to pass gun control — as though somehow we are responsible for this heinous action.
As you may have heard, the NRA has already conceded the fight and announced that they are willing to allow the ‘bump stocks’ that were presumably used in this case to be heavily regulated.
Congressmen and Senators alike, both Republicans and Democrats, are banding together and calling for more gun control.
Most are licking their lips, hoping that this “small gun control bill” is the start of something much bigger.
In fact, when she asked whether this proposal to regulate ‘bump stocks’ would be a slippery slope for more gun control, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, “I certainly hope so.”
Here in Iowa, House members like Rep. Art Staed are promising a gun-control push during the upcoming legislative session.
More will join his chorus in the weeks to come.
Many of you have called our office or emailed, asking what Iowans should do regarding this ‘bump stock’ issue at the federal or state level.
Here’s our reply to our members, the media, and anyone else: law abiding gun owners had nothing to do with the events that took place in Las Vegas last week and we are not going to surrender any of our rights due to a media hyped guilt trip!
And make no mistake, this has nothing to do with ‘bump stocks,’ and whether you love or hate ‘bump stocks’ is irrelevant.
This is an obvious attempt by the gun control crowd to try to guilt Congressional leadership into putting a gun control bill on the floor of Congress.
From there it can go anywhere, via amendments.
Don’t take my word for it, Google it!