CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Second amendment

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
This very clear and simple statement has been under attack by the democrats ever since they wrote laws to disarm freed slaves in the late 1800's.
I will be a solid voice for the second amendment.
We hear a lot about "assault" rifles. There is no such thing. Any object used to hurt someone is an assault object. The facts are that more people are killed by hammers than by all kinds of rifles combined and that every time we allow more good Americans to carry concealed weapons the lower the crime rate goes. It's common sense.
I will work to eliminate "gun free zones". The vast majority of crimes are committed in these places because the criminals know that the good people who follow the law have been disarmed. Nobody believes that a gun free zone sign will cause a violent criminal to decide not inflict his crimes when he reads the sign.
With the Supreme Court up in the air and with them stepping far out of bounds unilaterally declaring what is or isn't the will of the people I will stand firm for our rights as Iowans to keep and bear arms.
If the federal government claims to not enforce drug laws in Colorado due to the tenth amendment on an issue not guaranteed by the constitution then they certainly better respect our constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms here in Iowa.