Iowa House Democrats Propose Semi-Automatic “Assault Weapon” Ban!

We’re not coming after your guns unless they are a semiautomatic rifle or pistol say Iowa House Democrats. Five Representatives have co-sponsored legislation that would ban the sale or transfer of semiautomatic “assault” weapons. These five legislators want anyone who transfers one of these weapons to become a felon and receive up to ten years in prison and a possible $10,000 fine with a minimum of a $1,000 fine.

So what constitutes an assault weapon to these legislators?

A semi-automatic rifle that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine and:

  • has a pistol grip or thumbhole stock (the vast majority of AR-15’s & AK’s)
  •  A forward grip for the non-trigger hand
  • a barrel shroud
  • a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock
  • a threaded barrel (good luck using your suppressor!)
  • A grenade launcher or rocket launcher (No chainsaw bayonets?)

A semi-automatic pistol that can accept a detachable magazine and:

  • a second pistol grip
  • a shroud encircling the barrel
  • a threaded barrel
  • a magazine attached anywhere but the pistol grip

A semi-automatic shotgun that has:

  • a detachable magazine
  • a pistol grip
  • a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock
  • a fixed magazine of greater than five rounds
  • a forward grip
  • a grenade or rocket launcher
  • a revolving cylinder

This bill is an aggressive and reckless attempt to ban everything inside the gun stores. These legislators have zero regards for the Second Amendment nor the liberty of Iowans. Want to know why amending the Iowa Constitution is so important? It’s because we have people who are elected officials that are willing to make felons out of people for selling a standard AR, AK, Glock, 1911, or whatever other guns most Iowans would use to defend themselves.

HF-125 is a hostile attack on gun owners. It’s a terrible bill for gun owners or anyone that cares about individual liberty. This language is similar to HR5087, the federal Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. This poor excuse for legislation is why elections matter. We don’t expect this extreme nonsense to hit the floor of the Iowa House because liberty-minded Iowans hold the majority and will keep this bill from committee.

Contact information is below for the five representatives who co-sponsored this legislation.

Contact Info:

Bruce Hunter –

Art Staed –

Mary Mascher –

Jo Oldson –

Vicki Lensing –

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  1. Tim says:

    Taking the rights away of a law abiding citizen. This is BS. Don’t mess with our rights.

  2. Andy purdun says:

    These are a colective bunch of morons

  3. Send me updates on this bill.

  4. Troy Cheney says:

    Vote no for bill HF-125. Always serve the people and protect the constitution al rights of all Americans. And preserve our 2nd Ammendment to protect our families and to hunt . Thankyou.

  5. Troy Cheney says:

    Vote no for bill HF-125. Always serve the people and protect the constitution and rights of all Americans. And preserve our 2nd Ammendment to protect our families and to hunt . Thankyou.

  6. Bob Fogle says:

    Hittler and his cronies did the same thing, as to disarm their citizens. Then rule over them with a brutal iron fist. The Democratic party is a mirror image of the 3rd Reich.

  7. Kenny Mann says:

    By proposing such ridiculous legislation, they have, in my eyes violated their oath of office, and should be treated as the anti American garbage they are.

  8. Todd says:

    Bullshit 2 Admendment Right NRA to have all these guns semi pistols and AR 15s to sport shoot target practice

  9. Terry Kraft says:

    Do you people know what the 2nd amendment is you want to get the 2nd gone what is next? None of you have probably ever handled a weapon but you think you know what it best for the people. How many people were killed in Iowa last year with these weapons? I thing maybe we should take everyone’s cell phone I bet there were more people died from useing cell phones in cars. So you should use your heads and common can not protect everyone from everything!!!!!!!

  10. Mick says:

    Why do the Democrats have this insatiable urge to tell everyone else how to live their lives?

  11. Gordon Walters says:

    I agree with Terry. We do have a law that is on the books that ban texting and now we need one to ban cell calls that an not be taking on a hands free device. Maybe we need to ban drinking as drunk drivers kill people too, or maybe we should ban safe drivers so they won’t be in an accident with a drunk driver and get hurt. Just thinking!

  12. Farley Horowitz says:

    Typical libtard attacking a taxpaying, law abiding citizen and attempting to impose their tyranny on us. As an Iowan, your efforts should be directed at a crime fighting bill and going after criminals. I’m sure you feel safe with semiautomatics in the Capital just like we feel safe with them in our homes. Bruce, Art Mary, Jo and Vicki look like five turds that are floating in Diane Feinsteins stool. GOD Bless America. MAGA!!

  13. Molan labe says:

    Shall not be infringed. Back off already.

  14. Robin Cooper says:

    Iowa’s motto:

    Our Liberties We Prize And Our Rights We Will Maintain

  15. DN says:

    The goal is to disarm the population. Just like in Germany in 1940s. We know how that worked out. The younger generations think that can’t happen in USA.

  16. Joshua Garringer says:

    This is more standard liberal BS that they are trying to pass! Trying to attack our liberties that we are granted. These are just gun_haters that probably have never handled firearms and just want to push their agenda and disarm law abiding iowans and thinking that they are saving lives . Bruce hunter told me that by banning hi cap magazines lives can be saved. This kind of Bloomberg style legislation immediately!!!

  17. AJ Fisher says:

    Wasting time & taxpayer money trying to pass laws that are unpopular, unenforceable & drafted in the most obvious form of willful ignorance to realistic functioning firearms. Beneath our beautiful gold plated dome lies a hive of scum and villainy.

    Remember this when you vote.


  18. Jeff Landuyt says:

    An amendment to protect our gun rights was signed into law last year by the Governor, or am I wrong?

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