Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Iowa Gun Owners 2/24/10 Alert

Iowa Gun Owners alert posted at AmmoLand:

Iowa Gun Bill Takes Away Your Guns, Charges You For Doing So & Denies You Due Process, All In One gives us a review of what's in the state senate:
SF2357 An Act relating to prohibiting a person who is the subject of a no=contact order or a protective order or who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing, transferring, or selling firearms and ammunition or offensive weapons and providing penalties.
According to IGO's position the bill could do the following:
If passed this bill would:

•Allow virtually anyone who knows you to apply to the court for a no-contact order – even if no physical contact has ever occurred between the two of you. As condition of this no-contact order you would be required to hand over all of your firearms and ammunition.
•Not require that you even be present at the court hearing. This bill does not even ensure that you have the right to even have legal counsel present or a chance to confront your accusers in a court of law.
•Allow an anti-gun court to decide who is qualified to take possession of your firearms should they decide to take them from you.
•Allow this same court to decide that no one is qualified to take your guns and order the sheriff’s department to seize them, and make you pay the sheriff for the right to lose your guns! Yeah, you get to pay the government $50 per gun that they seize from you!
Declare you a felon, and unable to ever own guns again, if you fail to turn over so much as a single .22 cartridge.
Today 2/24, Sen. Hartsuch has been filing amendments to help soften the blow of the bill. Hopefully this could kill the whole thing.

One part of this bill would prevent a person from selling their guns. So if I was under a protective order, I would be required to turn any guns and ammunition I own in to the local law enforcement agency. I wouldn't be able to sell them for legal expenses? My property cannot be sold? So much for Due Process...


Crotalus said...

War. That's the only answer. If they declare you a felon, declare yourself an enemy, and take as many with you as you can.

strandediniowa said...

War is not the only answer, Crotalus.

Not by a long shot

straightarrow said...

sorry, Stranded, but it really is. It is the only answer they will accept. It may not be time just yet, or it may be past time, but the fact of the matter is, that it is inevitable because they will have it no other way. The reason? Simple, they don't believe it will ever happen, which means they will push too far and it will happen.