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.’
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.
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