A gun-owning farm-belt state representative, Dan Muhlbauer, has thrown the gauntlet down, saying Iowa lawmakers should ban semi-automatic guns and "start taking them" from owners who refuse to surrender any illegal firearms through a buy-back program. So says the Daily Times Herald.
Rep. Muhlbauer, in the interview, said he hopes that gun owners will just turn in their weapons. Well, Dan...I guess there's always a chance.
Getting fired up, he said,
...it is time to act with "radical changes" on gun laws and other issues to protect schoolchildren from shooting sprees like the one last week in Newtown, Conn. "We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them," Muhlbauer said. "We can't have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons." - Iowa St. Rep. Dan Muhlbauer
From Iowa? Iowa?
I foresee big trouble in River City.