More than 600 people attended a rally outside the State Capitol in Des Moines.
"Any assault on a part of the Bill of Rights is an assault on the entire Bill of Rights. When we swear an oath of office as an elected official, I don't get to pick and choose which parts of the Constitution I want to uphold. I have to uphold it in its entirety," says Rep. Tom Shaw from District 10.
Meanwhile over in the freedom paradise called Illinois:
As Gov. Pat Quinn and other Illinois Democrats vow to pursue a statewide ban on assault weapons, some of those same guns were on sale Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
``... You put a body kit on a Ford Pinto, it doesn't make it a Ferrari.'' - Nathan Hoefs of Lincoln, describing civilian versions of military rifles.