• Kudos, IFC! You sent MDA packing!

    August 8, 2014

    Well folks, you did it…You sure tied a knot in the tail of those Moms Demand Action people! 

    Pro-gun Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair went off without a hitch today, thanks to your help.  By our count, only five or six “moms” showed up, and they were drowned out by a sea of supporters of gun rights and of Joni Ernst.  The MDA people never even had a chance to be disruptive!  In fact, you’ll all be amused to know that when politely approached by one gun rights supporter to discuss why they were there, ALL of them refused to comment and ran away.  Go figure…Apparently sunshine really is the best disinfectant!

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

    And in case you missed it, our very own Jeff Burkett, president of IFC, had a chat live on the air with Jan Mickelson on WHO’s “Mickelson in the Morning” radio program.  Be sure to check the podcast out here!  To top that off, David Codrea, columnist for the fantastic “Guns” Magazine, wrote about IFC and MDA today in his Examiner column!

    So the word is out, folks: IFC is an organization to contend with when it comes to real common sense Second Amendment issues!  No doubt that message was heard loud and clear today, all the way to San Diego and New York City!

    Fighting for your Second Amendment rights in Iowa,
    Barry B. Snell
    IFC Communications Director
    NRA Member 

  • Going to the State Fair? IFC needs your help!

    August 7, 2014

    Iowa State Fairgoers: The anti-gunners are at it again!

    We have just received word that the anti-gun Bloomberg organization Moms Demand Action is planning on crashing Joni Ernst’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair tomorrowAugust 8!  Joni Ernst, a senator in the state legislature and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, is the pro-gun candidate running against anti-gun Bruce Braley for Tom Harkin’s Senate seat.  Because of that, MDA is sending e-mails and making phone calls as I type, recruiting their anti-gun, billionaire backed, astroturf activists to come to our fair and bushwhack Ernst when she’s scheduled to speak at the Soap Box Friday morning at 10:30 AM.

    We IFC’ers obviously cannot allow that go to unanswered!

    PLEASE, if you’re attending the Iowa State Fair tomorrowstop by the Soap Box before 10:30 AM Friday morningAugust 8, and show Bloomberg and those MDA folks that their silly New York City, anti-gun nonsense has no place here in Iowa, where we value our civil rights and freedom!  And if you weren’t planning on attending, change your schedule and get to Des Moines Friday morning!  The earlier you get there the better, because they and anti-gun Bruce Braley’s supporters will be there an hour or two ahead of time.

    If you do attend, we ask that you be respectful and conduct yourselves in a civil manner, even though anti-gunners are often the opposite; we do not want to stoop to their level.  Feel free to make some pro-gun picket signs to hold up, showing your support for gun rights and/or Joni Ernst–but keep them clean and make sure everything is spelled correctly.  Remember: the Iowa State Fair is a family affair, and there will be media there covering the event…We want to put on our best show and represent ourselves professionally.

    Thank you all for your help!  Only together can we stop Moms Demand Action!

    Fighting for your Second Amendment rights in Iowa,
    Barry B. Snell
    IFC Communications Director
    NRA Member