Iowa Democrat demands semi-automatic guns be banned, confiscated

Lately, there’s been a rash of liberal Democrats calling for an outright ban of guns, followed by calls for confiscation of said guns from law-abiding citizens.

The latest is Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer (D-Manilla), who told the Daily Times Herald that semi-automatic weapons should be banned and forcefully taken from gun owners, if necessary.

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” he told the Herald. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”

“We should ban those in Iowa,” he added.

Examiner added:

According to Douglas Burns, Muhlbauer not only supports a statewide ban and a voluntary buy-back plan, “but he would go further if needed.”

The Democratic lawmaker said “the state of Iowa should take semi-automatic weapons away from Iowans who have legally purchased them prior to any ban that is enacted if they don’t give their weapons up in a buy-back program.”

“Even if you have them,” he added, “I think we need to start taking them.”

Displaying the hypocrisy typical of so many on the left, Muhlbauer owns three guns himself, according to the Herald – a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

Apparently, it’s okay for him to own guns, but not you.

Muhlbauer also suggested going after violent video games, but said he didn’t know how the legislature would keep children from playing games he doesn’t approve of.

“We’ve got these video games out here for these little kids,” he told Burns. “Maybe it’s time we start pulling them away. They’re playing some really nasty games on there that are shoot-‘em-up. Evidently our culture is pointing toward this.”

More here.



Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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