• Iowa Gun Groups Donate $5,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

    February 26, 2016

    Gun groups doing good in the community.

    A coalition of Second Amendment advocates in Iowa recently just donated more than $5,000 dollars to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. A variety of means were used to raise the donation funds. Mitchell Arms and Ammo of Muscatine, Iowa and members of the Iowa Firearm Owners Alliance and the Iowa Firearms Coalition donated cash and merchandise to a general fund. Merchandise was auctioned off or given away as door prizes to donors with all proceeds returning to the general donation fund. The fundraising efforts netted more than $3,350 dollars.

    That $3,350 St. Jude donation was funneled through a WLLR Radio telethon fundraiser. The money was put up as cash match for any donations made by WLLR listeners. This more than doubled the impact of the gun owner’s donation to St. Jude. As a donor to the telethon WLLR made the Iowa Firearms Coalition, Mitchell Arms and Ammo and the Iowa Firearm Owners Alliance each “Angels of the Hour” throughout their two-day telethon. This “Angel of the Hour” status meant that WLLR listeners were enlightened with pro Second Amendment messages while listening to their favorite country music and donating to St. Jude’s. Here’s an example:

    At the check presentation on Friday, February 26th the collection of gun owners were recognized during a live interview on WLLR.

    Fighting for freedom. Fighting for kids.

    This donation to St. Jude’s will be used  to advance cures, and prevention, for catastrophic children’s diseases.

    All of the donors, organizers, and participants of this fundraiser are pro Second Amendment. It’s no secret that there’s a coordinated, nationwide effort to paint gun owners as callous, racist and selfish people who don’t care for anyone else but themselves. This movement is backed billionaire 1%’ers. But while these anti gunners go out of their way to sling mud at NRA members and anyone who believes in their God-given and constitutionally protected rights, gun owners in Iowa are selflessly donating thousands of dollars to charity and the fight to end childhood cancer.

    Think about that for a second. These aren’t “gun nuts” or radicals. These are everyday Iowans, Americans, and just plain old regular citizens, all united by their love of freedom. But also united by a common commitment to their community, and a desire to make the world better in ways that don’t require the shredding of their rights. This kind of behavior is more common than many non-gun owners care to acknowledge. Contrast that with #GunSense groups like Mom’s Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, Iowans for Gun Safety and so on… When was the last time you heard of them donating to anything like St. Jude’s?

    The point is simple. Don’t believe the hype and don’t believe the anti gun owner propaganda being pushed by the national media and gun control groups that feed them stories of cold, callous, selfish gun owners.

    We are taking a stand for our freedoms. We’re doing good in the community. We’re not stopping.


    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.

  • Hillary’s gun control flip-flop confirmed in Iowa

    February 1, 2016

    Hillary Flip Flop

    Hillary #GunSense Clinton

    Hillary Clinton wants so desperately to be this country’s gun control top dog. For months she’s been clamoring to point out how badly she wants “common sense” gun control measures, including Australia style gun confiscations. But why is Hillary on such a fervent gun control kick? Well, it all traces back to a single source: a socialist from Vermont.

    A year ago Hillary was looking at clear skies and smooth sailing all the way to receiving the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Then Senator Bernie Sanders threw his hat in the ring. Sanders, a self admitted socialist is further to the left on the political spectrum than Hillary in just about every conceivable way.

    Initially Sanders wasn’t a concern for Hillary. Just an eccentric socialist with kooky hair. But when progressives in the party’s base started ‘feeling the Bern’ and abandoning the Good Ship Hillary, the former Secretary of State had to start scrambling. She had to find a way to prove herself to the left-wing activists within the party. Her coronation suddenly didn’t appear to be such a sure thing. Hillary had to find something, anything, where she could be more radical than the socialist Sanders. She was not about to cut ties with her Wall Street sugar-daddies but the gun topic was one area where there was some light between the two of them. So Hillary decided that for the good of her campaign gun control would have to become a bigger priority. Not because Hillary cares about gun control. It’s because it’ll help her score political points and win the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

    ’08 Hillary vs. ’16 Hillary

    Yesterday, the day before the 2016 Iowa Caucuses Hillary went out of her way to once again bring up gun control. She brought up the NRA/Iowa Firearms Coalition measure, the Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act. A bill that would remove Iowa’s archaic ban on supervised youth handgun shooting. Under Iowa law your son or daughter can learn to shoot any shotgun or rifle there is, including those evil AR15s and AK47s everyone fears, but the second a parent lets them handle a handgun they’re committing a criminal act.

    Here’s what Hillary had to say about parents being free to teach their kids to shoot a handgun:

    Clinton grew animated when talking about how the NRA is interested in “lowering the age from 14 to let more children legally have guns. What kind of debate is that? I have heard about what happens to children…finding that loaded gun. I’ve heard the stories, I’ve seen the news reports, about the ones who are killed.”

    Flashing anger, Clinton yelled, “What is wrong with us!”

    First off, Hillary conveniently left out several important facts about Iowa’s Youth Safety and Parental Rights Act. Namely that this bill is not about letting kids have guns as Hillary claims, it’s about teaching kids at an early age to respect firearms and how to behave around these items. It’s about allowing parents to address their children’s natural curiosity. That way if they do find a loaded gun they’re not curious and tempted to play with it putting themselves or those around them in danger.

    Setting aside Hillary’s gross mischaracterization of this bill, her comments Sunday were a direct contradiction to her very own words on the campaign trail.

    Back in 2008, during a different presidential campaign Hillary was running against then Senator Barack Obama. Back then Hillary went out of her way to try to show her appreciation for parents teaching kids to shoot. She even went so far as to tell glowing stories about her childhood and time spent behind the family cottage learning to shoot with dad. Here’s how Hillary learned to shoot:

    “You know, my dad took me out behind the cottage that my grandfather built on a little lake called Lake Winola outside of Scranton and taught me how to shoot when I was a little girl,” she said.

    “You know, some people now continue to teach their children and their grandchildren. It’s part of culture. It’s part of a way of life. People enjoy hunting and shooting because it’s an important part of who they are. Not because they are bitter.”

    Flip-flip: Achieved

    If that’s not a complete flip-flop, we don’t know what is.

    The #GunSense crowd will never admit it publicly, but by now Hillary’s gun control push is nothing more than a well documented case of political pandering. She’s desperate to do whatever she can score political points. In this case it’s pushing for more gun control. But if it weren’t for Bernie Sanders she’d probably still be talking about all of her fond memories of shooting with dad on the shores of Lake Winola.

    We’re not buying your charade Hillary, and judging by your shrinking polling numbers, neither are plenty of Iowans.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry 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. 

  • Could the Gay Marriage Ruling lead to National Carry Reciprocity?

    June 26, 2015
    Will the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on gay marriage lead to national reciprocity? It should.

    Will the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on gay marriage lead to national concealed carry reciprocity? It should.

     

    Gay marriage = National Reciprocity?

    Today the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no state can deny gay or lesbian couple’s right be married. Prior to today’s ruling gay and lesbian couples could get married in only 36 of 50 states.

    Regardless of how you feel about the gay marriage issue this SCOTUS ruling could have a serious impact on Second Amendment rights for millions of Americans around the country. Here’s why.

    Right now all 50 states generally allow their law-abiding residents to carry concealed weapons in one form or another. The problem is just because each of these states allow concealed carry doesn’t mean they all agree on who can carry in their state, and which out-of-state permits they recognize.

    A perfect example of this is the State of Illinois. Despite being forced by a court judge to acknowledge their own citizen’s right to carry concealed weapons, Illinois has said that no one from any other state is allowed to carry a concealed weapon in their state. They have zero reciprocity. Contrast this with states like Alaska or Vermont who recognize concealed carry permits from every single state in the country – 100% reciprocity.

    14th Amendment in play

    When the US Supreme Court struck down individual states’ right to decide for themselves who can and cannot get married they cited section one of the Fourteenth Amendment which reads:

    Amendment XIV

    Section 1.

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    The parallels between the gay marriage ruling and the case for National Concealed Carry Reciprocity are now impossible to ignore. Particularly when you consider the last fourteen words of that clause cited by the Supreme Court of the United States – nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

    This begs the question, under the Fourteenth Amendment if a state does not have a right to deny certain American’s the right to marry, why should a state still be allowed to deny certain American’s right to lawfully carry concealed weapons?

    No doubt the mindless #gunsense gun control zealots will attempt pick and choose what parts of this ruling applies. Of course they already do this with the current laws, so really it’ll be nothing new. Regardless the case for national concealed carry reciprocity appears to have just gotten a significant boost and deserves serious attention.

     


    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.

     

  • National Anti-Gun Groups Piling On SF425

    March 19, 2015
    Iowa Police or  Mom Demand Action. Who would you think knows more about fighting crime?

    When you are in danger who would you rather call? The police -OR- a mom that demands action?

    Who’s Who of Anti-Gunners

    There’s a lot of games being played behind closed doors in the capitol right now. We’re in full on legislative mode and it’s obvious we’ve rattled several cages. The anti-gun groups have flocked to Iowa from around the country and are scrambling to derail SF425 by any means necessary.

    We’re doing everything we can, but right now we need you to weigh in. Use our latest Advocacy Campaign to send a “It’s time for a vote on SF425” message to your Senator, then give ’em a call at the Senate switchboard (515-281-3371) and leave them a message.

    In the last 48 hours we’ve seen out-of-state gun control groups parachute into Iowa politics at a remarkable rate. It’s venerable “Who’s Who” of national anti-gun groups.

    Moms Demand Action
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    Americans for Responsible Solutions
    Center for American Progress
    Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
    And more

    They’re all clambering to stop this bill. They’re falsely claiming this bill would “arm felons and domestic abusers” by making Iowa’s Permit to Acquire optional.

    What they’re not telling you is that under federal law it’s illegal to sell any firearm to a prohibited person (the list includes felons and domestic abusers, among others). If SF425 is signed into law, it would still be illegal to sell any firearm to a prohibited person.

    In fact, the anti-gunners have failed to mention the fact that this bill actually increases the penalties for anyone making an illegal firearms sale. Of course this doesn’t fit their scare tactic, so it’s no real surprise they’ve left this critical detail out.

    SF425 – Endorsed by Iowa Law Enforcement

    We’ve pointed this out before, but it bears repeating. This bill has been carefully crafted and was created alongside Iowa’s law enforcement community. It addresses several issues with Iowa legal code they’d like to see fixed. Things like making permit to carry licenses uniform state-wide, and creating a means to electronically verify the validity of a person’s permit to carry.

    Everything that’s included in this bill has been endorsed by Iowa’s law enforcement community. And yet the gun control crowd continues to purposely ignore the experts on crime in Iowa.

    Not only have Iowa’s police endorsed this bill, they’ve also worked side by side with the firearms community to lobby for this bill’s passage.

    Ask yourself, if this bill was really so bad, why would the police want to see it passed?

    The answer is simple. They know more about fighting crime than anyone else, and when they examined this bill they see that it does not put Iowans in danger.

    The Iowa Police Chiefs Association, the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Association, and the Iowa Peace Officers Association all agree this is a good bill.

    SF425 – Endorsed by police – Backed by Iowans.

    It’s time for a vote on SF425!! Use our latest Advocacy Campaign to send a strong message to your Senator.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd 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 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • New Advocacy Campaign Activated – “It’s Time for a Vote on SF425!”

    March 13, 2015
    You shouldn't be a criminal for teaching your daughter gun safety. It's time for a vote on SF425!

    You should not end up a criminal because you taught your daughter gun safety. Responsible parents in Iowa need SF425. It’s time for a vote!

    It’s time for a vote on SF425!

    We’ve just updated our Legislative Action Center with a new Advocacy Campaign titled “It’s time for a vote on SF425!”

    Please send another round of emails to your Senator. It should take less than 60 seconds. Then please share this link with anyone who values their Second Amendment rights.

    Dear Senator, the time is now

    There’s an overwhelming number of Iowan’s who want see SF425, the Omnibus Gun Bill, come to a vote in the Senate.

    This week Iowa’s House of Representatives listened to their constituents and passed their version of the Omnibus Gun Bill by a landslide – 75 votes to 24. Republicans and Democrats rallied around this bill. There was not a single word of opposition on the House floor. Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same. The Omnibus Gun Bill has also passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with broad support from both sides of the aisle. Adopt the House version and let’s put this to a vote!

    Why wait?

    SF425 protects firearms owners in Iowa from having their private information from being broadcast for the whole world to see.

    It gives parents the right to raise their families as they see fit, and the freedom to teach their kids how to safely handle all firearms without the threat of becoming a criminal.

    It brings Iowa in line with the 39 other states that give their residents the freedom to purchase suppressors.

    It even increases the penalties for anyone caught making an illegal firearms purchase.

    Despite what the Michael Bloomberg nanny-state drones say, Iowa law is – and will remain – fully compliant with federal firearms law, even under the changes in SF425.

    It’s time for a vote on SF425!


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd 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 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • Anti-Gun, Anti-Hunters Make Horrible Death Threats to Competitive Female Shooter.

    January 21, 2015

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    Meet Rachel Carrie. She’s a 30-year-old competitive shooter from Britain, and she’s the target of a relentless barrage of cyber bullying, hate mail, and death threats. All because of her pro-gun, pro-hunting lifestyle.

    Carrie’s the daughter of a champion shooter, and has been competing since 2009. She began international clay shooting competitions in 2010, and has seen plenty of success. In 2013 she won the title of Britain’s top female side by side shooter, and even placed among the top ten in men’s competition.

    All of Carrie’s success has brought a lot of attention. The competitor with her long blond hair, and love for fashion is hard to mistake. Which seems to make anti-gun, and anti-hunting groups even more livid.

    The British Newspaper The Daily Mail highlighted Carrie’s story just a few days ago. According to the paper Carrie routinely receives threats on her life, and the lives of her family members.

    “Imagine how you might feel if I shot your mother in the head and then celebrated, rejoiced, gave thanks and respected her high quality flesh as I ate it,” wrote one troll on Facebook.

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    “Crossing my fingers for a ‘hunting’ accident in 2014, hoping we’ll find your tiny brain blown off by a shotgun, dripping down rocks covered by your slutty hair, ahh makes me smile just thinking about it!”

    Despite the constant threats, and bullying Carrie has become an outspoken advocate for shooters and hunters. She recently told the Daily Mail, “I truly believe hunting is in our blood, our DNA. Humans have hunted for millions of years, but our society is now so disconnected from nature that we forget that. Life is convenient, industrialised, urbanised, digitized and people seem to think meat comes from a supermarket aisle, where it could have been stuffed with growth hormones.”

    Carrie says she has no plans to back off sharing her sport and love of shooting. If anything she’s doubling down in spite of those who feel the need to lash out at her.

    “If I have one message for my trolls it’s this: if you don’t like it, don’t look because I am not going to stop.”

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    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd 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 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

     

  • 3 Undeniable Facts from Frontline’s NRA Documentary

    January 7, 2015

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    The PBS show Frontline just put out an hour-long documentary about “The Power of the NRA.” As expected it casts the organization in a negative light. But try as they might to make the NRA look bad — trust us, they tried pretty hard — there’s a couple of very positive and encouraging things you should takeaway from this documentary.

    1. The NRA really is the most powerful interest group in Washington D.C.

    “They are the best equipped, most feared special interest group on Capitol Hill.”  

    -Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post

    One thing the Frontline documentary proved beyond a shadow of a doubt is that when it comes to political clout, the NRA really is the gold standard. There are tens of thousands of special interest groups out there pushing one issue or another, but one thing they all have in common: they’re all trying to replicate the power the NRA has.

    So why is the NRA the most powerful organization in American politics? The answer is you. And your shooting buddies. It’s also the guys at the gun club. It’s the millions of us who’re a sick and tired of being told we should just “compromise just a little of your freedom,” in the name of #GunSense.

    Right now the NRA is made up of more than 5 million members. These are people who believe so strongly in the NRA and its message that every year they renew their membership, or they buy a lifetime membership.

    But what’s even more remarkable is that these dues paying members are just a fraction of firearms owners. For every paying member of the NRA there are scores more who believe in the NRA’s message, but for one reason or another do not purchase a membership. However don’t mistake this for a lack of support. These non-members are often just as passionate about their freedoms, and they’re just as likely to vote. So while the NRA has more than 5 million true members, what they really have is an immeasurable number of active supporters, and this is what makes them the envy of all other lobbying groups.

    2. The NRA plays by the rules (really well)

    “The NRA plays the game of democracy more effectively than any other influence group in Washington. It is an organization that works the levers of democracy in a way that is not illegal or improper, it’s just very, very effective.”

    -Paul M. Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek

    Amongst the anti-gun crowd there’s a lot of hatred for the NRA. They love to spout-off claims like “X number of Americans support banning this type of gun!” Or that “X percent of people want gun control!” Or “this many Americans think you only need a gun for hunting, and if it weren’t for the NRA lobbyists we’d have ‘#GunSense’ in America and everything would be lollipops and gumdrops!”

    Gun control zealots can (and will) shout their message until they’re blue in the face. But the reality is when push comes to shove all their stats fail to translate into votes. It’s a bunch of hot air. What makes our side different is that our members are united and they vote. It’s as simple as that. And when you live in a republic, votes matter. A lot.

    The NRA has been around a long time (they’re America’s oldest civil rights organization), and their lobbyists are good at their jobs. But what makes politicians listen more than anything else are election results, and when NRA members see candidates support gun control that candidate’s odds of being elected go down dramatically. When gun control candidates lose, other candidates get the message loud and clear. Gun control is a losing issue.

    In short, the NRA does nothing illegal. In fact they play exactly by the rules. But when you’re really good at playing by the rules, the people on the losing end will almost always accuse you of breaking those rules.

    3. Right now gun control advocates cannot beat the NRA at the federal level

    “It’s over for now. And it may be over for a very, very long time.”  

    -Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post

    This a pretty bold statement, we realize that, but we think the evidence speaks for itself. But whether they’ll actually admit it or not gun control advocates know they’re facing a near impossible battle at the federal level. That’s why they’re doing everything to circumvent congress and the political process all together. They’re turning to things like pressuring corporations, presidential executive orders, and ballot initiatives. They’ve used measures like this to get extremely flawed, anti-gun owner Universal Background Checks signed into law in Washington state, and now they’re boasting that they’re going to use that as model in more than a dozen other states. Fortunately the NRA is also very active at the state level. But once again that power rests in the hands of NRA members and gun owners taking an active role in the defense of their rights. State level politics are the new site of the ongoing gun control battle.

    In conclusion:

    As good as things appear to be for the NRA all of their power rests in their millions of active members. All of the clout and power that makes the NRA what it is would disappear without you. If you value your natural-born freedoms there are a couple easy steps you can take to ensure the NRA remains the most power force in the country.

    1. Become an NRA member. Already a member? Great, sign up your spouse, or a friend. There’s power in numbers.

    2. Become a member of your state level NRA group (such as the Iowa Firearms Coalition). The next round of the gun control battle will be fought at the state level. Supporting your local NRA affiliates will be critical to victory.

    3. Get politically active. Voting is great, but it’s not enough. Go to town hall meetings, city council meetings, primaries, caucuses, make your pro-gun voice heard. Gun owners who sit stagnant is exactly what the anti-gunners need to get gun control passed.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd 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 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • How I-594 Will Destroy Itself — Colion Noir

    December 22, 2014

    NRA News Commentator Colion Noir breaks down Washington State’s new gun control measure I-594. This initiative makes it illegal to simply hand a gun to someone else who’d like to shoot it, to clean it, or just to see what it feels like. The #GunSense #GunDense zealots are taking I-594 on the road as model legislation for other states. They’ve already announced plans to push this in at least 12 other states. Gun owners already know it won’t stop crime, but the anti-gunners don’t seem to get it. Take a look at Noir’s latest video, then help us spread this message around. Let’s stop enacting new laws and taking away Americans freedoms, and start enforcing the thousands of gun laws already on the books.

    Take two minutes to use our Legislative Action Center to send a note to Iowa lawmakers telling them you oppose gun control schemes like I-594.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd 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 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • The Iowa Firearms Coalition is Sexist, or So We’re Told…

    December 22, 2014

    After our last post encouraging women to empower themselves, one of the handful of anti-gunners in Iowa, who are out of touch with Iowa values, responded by calling us oblivious and sexist:

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    What we don’t think the #gun(non)sense people understand, is that a gun is a force equalizer in an assault committed against a woman. This is especially so when the woman has gone through training with her firearm and become proficient with it.*  As the saying goes, gun control is the theory that a 110 pound woman has the inalienable right to fight off a 240 pound attacker with her bare hands.

    To help get the message of empowerment across, Regis Giles is raising money to create an eye-opening film, Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: The Real War on Women. She states, “I’m tired of the double standard of Hollywood and the Left glorifying the use of guns to protect themselves onscreen, while in real life, trying to take our God-given right to defend ourselves.”

    Preview below.

    If you too are tired of the anti-gunners projecting their immature fear of firearms on women, and would like to learn more or donate to Giles’ movie, you can do so on her indiegogo page.

    *Owning a gun makes you no more defended than owning a piano makes you a pianist. Without proper knowledge and training, a carry gun is about as useful as defending yourself with a rock. We have provided a list of training resources viewable here.
  • Throwback Thursday: “Local” MDA Activist’s Ambush Thwarted by IFC Members

    November 20, 2014

    Here’s a fun throwback from August. That’s when Mom’s Demand Action’s so-called “local” supporters attempted to get the drop on then candidate Joni Ernst in the middle of her Iowa State Fair stump speech. Prior to the event they sent out robo-calls searching for mom’s to come to the state fair and call out Joni.

    They were so desperate to get anyone to come out that they offered to reimburse these mom’s parking costs, admission fees, even the money spent on food they ate while at the state fair. You know it’s bad when you have to bribe people to come to your events.

    But here’s the real kicker: the calls were made from California, and if you planned on going you had to RSVP with the organizers based in California.

    Take a listen:

     

     

    Here’s what makes this story great: IFC members, with little more than 24 hours notice showed up in great numbers the day of Joni’s speech. The angry moms organized by out of state rabble rousers numbered somewhere in the half-dozen range. The speech went off without a hitch, and those moms who did show up didn’t make a peep.

    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Good things happen because IFC members can always be relied upon to come together and make a stand for what’s right.

    What’s even better? You recognize the value of your freedoms and are willing stand up for them without having to be bribed!

     

     

    IFC is able to mobilize our members through a variety of means. The best way to stay up to date on critical events such as this is to join our email list. Please also consider following us on Facebook and Twitter.