While the Democrats may be busy working to limit the Second Amendment any way in which they can, there are some political bodies who are fighting back in their own way.
You see, the left will never rescind, abolish, or otherwise nullify the Second Amendment. It’s not only politically unlikely, but the physical act of going door-to-door to confiscate weapons would simply never occur peacefully.
And so, the only hope that the Democrats have for reducing the number of guns in our nation is to make exercising the Second Amendment difficult, expensive, or annoying – which is something they’ve been working on for decades.
Now, Iowa lawmakers are sending a very clear message to the left about their continued assault on the right to bear arms.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law Friday a law that loosens regulations on gun ownership by eliminating the need for a permit to buy or carry handguns in the state.
The new law takes effect July 1, with many calling it a “constitutional carry” bill.
“Today I signed legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals,” Reynolds said in a statement Friday afternoon.
Of course, it should be noted that this new law does not make it any easier for citizens to obtain firearms, nor does is make the ownership of such weapons any more dangerous.
Under previous law, a citizen would need to pass a background check to obtain a permit, which was required to buy or carry handguns. The new law still requires background checks or permits for federally-licensed dealers, but it does not require them anymore for individual vendors.
So-called “constitutional carry” is one of the purest forms that the Second Amendment can take, and gun rights advocates have long suggested that no state should be able to enforce any laws that impede on this reading of the Constitution.
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