• North Liberty Gun Ban – Illogical & Illegal

    November 26, 2015
    Banning guns on city property has been illegal in Iowa for years.

    Banning guns on city property has been illegal in Iowa for years.

     

     

    11/24/2015 — Tonight the North Liberty city council discussed banning law abiding citizens from legally carrying firearms on city property. A standing room only crowd of Iowa Firearms Coalition members and responsible North Liberty firearms owners turned out to voice their opposition, and in the process sent a resounding message to their city council: ‘The people of North Liberty DO NOT under any circumstances support this illegal proposal.’

    IFC members showed up en masse to the North Liberty city council meeting.

    IFC members showed up en masse to the North Liberty city council meeting.

    Gun bans such as the one proposed in North Liberty do nothing but disarm good, law abiding Iowans. Deranged madmen, criminals and radicals have never paid any attention to laws such as this, and as such find no shortage of unarmed victims in these supposed “Gun Free Zones.” The examples of this are tragic and not hard to find.

    Not only are gun free zones like the one proposed in North Liberty illogical, they’re also illegal under Iowa state law. Iowa code 724.28 clearly states:

         A political subdivision of the state shall not enact an ordinance
         regulating the ownership, possession, legal transfer, lawful
         transportation, registration, or licensing of firearms when the
         ownership, possession, transfer, or transportation is otherwise
         lawful under the laws of this state.  An ordinance regulating
         firearms in violation of this section existing on or after April 5,
         1990, is void.

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition thanks the responsible, law abiding citizens of North Liberty for respectfully showing their opposition to this illegal proposal.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation. 

  • Former Mason City Officer Shot at City Council Meeting — Concealed Carrier Steps Up & Protects Fellow Council Members

    January 27, 2015

    UPDATE — 11:30am — Former MCPD officer among the wounded

    EerniesseWe’ve just learned that one of the officers shot in last night’s incident was a former Iowa resident and police officer in Mason City, Iowa.

    KIMT is reporting that Joshua Eernisse is a former patrol officer with the Mason City Police Department.

    Eerniesse and one other officer, Adam Johnson, were shot shortly after an officer swearing-in ceremony last night (01/27/15) at the New Hope, Minnesota city council meeting.

    Chief Deputy Mike Carlson of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department says Eerniesse and Johnson are both in good condition and are recovering in the hospital.

    The shooter was shot and killed by other officers at the city council meeting.

    More details as they become available.

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    An active shooting situation unfolded last night in the middle of a city council meeting in New Hope Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. The council had just wrapped up swearing-in two new officers when an adult male started shooting at the officers.

    Public access tv cameras were rolling the whole time. And as you can see there was plenty of confusion amongst the council members, but John Elder who was carrying a concealed firearm stayed calm protecting his fellow council members.

    After opening fire on the police officers, the shooter was engaged by police and eventually shot and killed. Media reports indicate that at least one officer was injured during the exchange, but they are expected to survive.

    There’s no word on whether or not the New Hope, Minnesota’s city council chambers are a so-called “gun free zone.” If they are, this is just one more example in a long list of cases proving that a “Gun Free Zone” sticker on a door does absolutely nothing to stop someone who’s intent on doing harm.

    This incident brings up memories of a similar shooting here in Maquoketa, Iowa less than a year ago. Last September a mad man with a gun, entered the Jackson County Courthouse (a building with a very clearly labeled “gun free zone” sticker on the door) and shot at a county supervisor. Fortunately the gunman missed. After a brief struggle turned the gun on himself.

    Click here for more details on last September’s shooting at the Jackson County Courthouse.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports.Sign up for our email listfor the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.