A new order issued by the Iowa Supreme Court and signed by Chief Justice Mark Cady prohibits firearms from being brought into courthouses, with the only exception being made for law enforcement officers.
According to U.S. News & World Report, 72 counties already have such prohibitions in effect, while 27 do not. The court order does not stipulate how the ban should be enforced.
One voicing of dissent came from Iowa Firearms Coalition Executive Director Barry Snell, who pointed out that most courthouses in the state include space for county offices unrelated to the functioning of the court. “If the chief justice’s position is that they’re able to enact a no-guns-allowed policy across the entire building, then that’s a potential instance of judicial overreach,” he stated.
“Now is the time to be more visible,” Holder told Yahoo News. “Now is the time to be heard. … I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field. So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’ But it became clear relatively soon — and certainly sooner than I expected — that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”
A Holder run for the presidency would mark what might be the most anti-gun campaign in the country’s history, given that his record on guns is as bad as Hillary Clinton’s. Of course, if he chooses to throw his hat into the ring, we’ll soon be hearing how he “supports the Second Amendment” and other platitudes that nobody will be inclined to believe.
California Committee Passes Open Carry Ban Legislation
The Golden State is anything but golden for gun owners. The liberal left mecca continues to throw out gun control bill after gun control bill to see what will stick. The latest anti-gun measure is Assembly Bill 7, which passed out of the state Senate Public Safety Committee this week.
Existing California law already prohibits, with certain exceptions, carrying an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun—such as a shotgun or rifle—while in an incorporated city or city and county, but does not prohibit the carrying of an unloaded firearm other than a handgun in unincorporated areas of a county. AB 7 would extend this ban to cover the carrying of an unloaded firearm other than a handgun while in or upon a public place or public street within a prohibited area located within the unincorporated area of a county.
This piece of legislation, like much of the gun restrictions in the state, isn’t about stopping crime; it’s about stereotyping law-abiding gun owners who are openly carrying an unloaded firearm as criminals. Your support is needed in defeating this bill.
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Florida Woman Shoots Armed Ex-Boyfriend
Somewhere around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Frank Harrison appeared at his ex-girlfriend’s house, pounding at the front door. Harrison had evidently been terrorizing the woman—Alejandrina Guinn—for weeks, and this time he showed up at her residence carrying a rifle. So, his former partner opened the door and fired first, fatally striking Harrison.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office told WFLA-TV that when they investigated the shooting, there weren’t any domestic violence injunctions, but there did seem to be apparent cause. “The victim didn’t advise she had one and we are unable to locate any within our records. But according to her, he had been threatening her,” a sheriff’s spokesperson said. Investigators eventually concluded this was a clear case of self-defense and that Guinn will not be charged.