• VICTORY in Indianola – Simpson Shooting Club Saved – Anti-gunners Defeated

    February 6, 2016

    Simpson Victory Shooting Club Saved Anti Gunners Defeated

    We’ve got great news to report out of Indianola. The Simpson College Shooting Club, which recently came under attack from anti-gunners, has been saved and the college will be moving forward with hiring a full-time coach!

    We alerted Iowa Firearms Coalition members and followers to this story mid-week. Anti-gunners were pushing for the “immediate dissolution of the proposed shooting program and coach.” The anti’s were upset that Simpson College had a shooting club the first place, they were also upset that the club was growing so fast that the college was considering hiring a full-time coach. They also fussed about the club receiving a grant from the National Shooting Sports Federation. In addition to that the shooting club does nothing to “positively influence students to come to Simpson College” (their words, not ours). Then there’s also fact they believe the very presence of firearms on the Simpson College (even club’s shotguns locked away in the campus security office) is an insult to Simpson students and alumni.

    So to recap, Simpson’s shooting club is growing and could use a full-time coach. The club also received grant money to help cover their a part of their costs so as not to further burden the college financially. Because of that the anti-gunners lashed out calling for the “dissolution” of the entire program.

    The anti’s got a petition started in late January trying to push their agenda on the school’s Board of Trustees. In a week an a half they gathered 187 signatures. The Simpson College Shooting Club started their own petition to show support for the shooting club and shared it with the Iowa Firearms Coalition. In a matter of just a few short days we pushed the support petition to more than 2,200 signatures! The response was truly overwhelming! IFC members turned out in droves to show their support for the shooting club and it paid off BIG.

    Late Friday we received word that Simpson College’s Board of Trustees met, and had a “lively discussion” about the future of the club. But in the end the college sided with the shooting club and decided to continue with their plan to hire a full-time coach. So not only did Simpson College not dissolve the shooting club, they took it one step farther and will soon be hiring a full-time coach! Way to go Simpson College trustees, you made the right call siding with the constitutionally protected rights of your students!

    The Simpson College Shooting Club’s current advisor Adam Brustkern has asked that we extend the club’s sincere thanks to the Iowa Firearms Coalition members who rallied around his team and helped protect the shooting sports at Simpson College.

    WELL DONE IFC MEMBERS!!!


    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. 

  • Mass shooting stopped by responsible gun owners in Iowa

    January 9, 2016

     

    Twenty-one year old Trey Sudbrock of Indianola, Iowa is behind bars on felony terrorism charges after he tried buying a gun so he could "kill a lot of people."

    Twenty-one year old Trey Sudbrock of Indianola, Iowa is behind bars on felony terrorism charges after he tried buying a gun so he could “kill a lot of people.”

    Twenty-one year old Trey Sudbrock of Indianola, Iowa is behind bars on felony terrorism charges after he allegedly tried buying a gun so he could “kill a lot of people.”

    According to Warren County court documents Sudbrock was arrested and charged with domestic assault in late 2015. Less than two weeks later he was arrested for killing his girlfriend’s dog. A few weeks after that Sudbrock was arrested again, this time on charges of animal torture related to the killing of his girlfriend’s dog.

    All those charges didn’t do anything to stop Sudbrock from continuing his string of violent behavior. On or around December 26th Sudbrock reached out to a roommate allegedly offering $2,000 to buy a gun from him. Court records indicate that he claimed he wanted to use the gun to “kill a lot of people.”

    That responsible gun owner instantly told Sudbrock no, and contacted the local police. Court records indicate that friend “told Trey that he was to leave him and his family alone, that he wanted nothing to do with whatever Trey was involved in or was planning.” Records also show that Sudbrock reached out to several other friends trying to buy a gun.

    It’s important to note that at this point Sudbrock was considered a “prohibited person,” unable to pass a NICS background check. But under Iowa law anyone privately selling a firearm must know that the buyer is not a prohibited person. This means Sudbrock’s roommate and friends deserve a HUGE pat on the back for knowing the law and contacting authorities the second they recognized what was going on.

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    It may sound strange, but this is a story that should be celebrated. Gun owners stopped a potential mass shooting in Iowa just by being good, honest citizens. Crisis averted, all thanks to some responsible gun owners doing the right thing.

    Sadly, if history has taught us anything, that’s not the message that we’ll see widely reported. Any coverage will likely center around “What if…” hypotheticals and the fact that Sudbrock was trying to buy a gun. As if it was the gun that caused him to want to kill. Gun control pushers will try to spin this as another reason for more background checks, even though this is yet another example of how background checks do not stop madmen intent on hurting others. And had Sudbrock gotten a gun and carried out mass murder he’d become the anti-gunner’s new poster child. Propped up in order to make all gun owners look bad. Thankfully, he was thwarted by good guys with guns, and on top of that the anti’s don’t have another tragedy to exploit and use to in their never-ending quest for “common sense” infringements of our rights.

    The difference should be clear. Pro gun, pro freedom Americans celebrate when bad guys are stopped and lives are saved. It proves our point that 99.9999999% of gun owners are good people. Meanwhile, gun control pushers wait for tragedies and lives lost in order to exploit emotion and advance their gun control agendas. It’s a case of pro-active vs re-active. Gun owners vs gun control advocates. Celebrating lives saved vs. exploiting lives lost.

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    Sudbrock is behind bars unable to harm innocent civilians and that’s all thanks to alert gun owners. And at the end of the day that is the most important fact of all.


    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.