January 9, 2013

“Iowa lawmaker calls for retroactive gun ban, confiscation of semi-automatic weapons”

Daily Caller:

In an interview with the Daily Times Herald in Caroll, Iowa, state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.

Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

“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 told the newspaper during a December 19 audiotaped interview. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”

— Right and wrong.  Semi-automatic rifles can be used just fine for hunting.  Though typically they are less powerful than larger-game hunting rifles, which tend to use more powerful rounds.  All of which is beside the point, because the 2nd Amendment was never meant as a permission slip from some Iowa douche to allow you to go hunting.  It was instead meant explicitly as a check on Iowa douches who would presume to tell you what you can and cannot use to protect yourself against the kinds of Iowa douches who lurch toward tyranny and try to take away a natural right by the stroke of their douche pens.

The legislative history and notes on the second amendment — along with a host of quotes from the founders and framers who’d just fought off an oppressive British military to gain independence and who wildly distrusted centralized authority and standing armies — are clear and indisputable.  So is it really to much to ask that demand that our elected officials sworn to uphold the Constitution have to prove they’ve read the fucking thing first?  Here, let me help out Rep Douche:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Again:  the militia is defined in the USC and many state constitutions.  And between the “ready militia” and the “reserve militia” it subsumes all the citizenry, including children.  That is, the people.  Whose right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.  As it says right there in the text.

Nowhere is the text is there any mention of what one needs to hunt with.  Although allow me to put this bluntly:  the subtext of the amendment, insofar as it deals with hunting at all, is referring to the ability to put down oppressive rulers.  Would-be tyrants who by force may try to subjugate free citizens.

And if what you are fighting is other humans aiming to oppress you — many of them armed by the government with automatic or semi-automatic weapons — you damn sure can, and in fact must, “have those running around out here.”  Otherwise, you live in a police state, and you can no longer claim to be a free man.

“We should ban those in Iowa,” he said, adding that such a ban should be applied retroactively.

“We need to get them off the streets — illegally — and even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer told the Daily Times Herald. “We can’t have those out there. Because if they’re out there they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”

Actually, what there are too many of is laws and lawmakers — particularly those lawmakers who believe winning some local election gives them the force of law to steal the property others have labored for, and in so doing, simultaneously taking away a natural right.

Rep. Dan Muhlbauer believes there are too many guns. So what? Me, I believe there aren’t enough stocks, and too few instances of tarring and feathering.

Were I an Iowan in this douche’s district, I’d be calling for his resignation.  Along with declaring my independence from his representation.   Politicians who don’t follow the Constitution are violating the public trust.  And so they are impostors.  Who have no claim to authority over free men and women.

Molon Labe.

(h/t JHo)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:07am
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  1. - Next up – “Ban for NY Ferrys

  2. Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

    That’s quite the squirel killing arsenal he’s got there. What’s Muhlbauer got against fuzzy tailed tree-rats?

  3. ** “The president is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.” **

  4. Maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing Dan Muhlbauer, D-Manilla, is a “cattleman and [gentleman] farmer” in the same sense as Ted Turner and Sam Donaldson.

  5. Fox News reports “White House In Gun Control Sprint.” President Obama wants to fast-track a stack of new gun laws before the lingering pain and horror of the Newtown, Conn., massacre fades.

    According to the Washington Post, Obama’s task force has already blown past the return of the so-called “assault weapons” ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines. They’ve moved on to “regulations that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors.”

  6. It seems to me that the politicians like this moron are basically putting their fingers in their ears and going “Lah lah lah lah I can’t hear you” when its explained to them the actual purpose of the 2nd amendment was not frackin hunting.

    Don’t be surprised when Obama’s solution is similar to this douche’s solution. I don’t think for one second Obama is going to be satisfied with some kind of nebulous assault weapon and ammunition ban – the Left wants all weapons banned and Obama has shown he is nothing if not a completely and utter schill for the wants of the extremist wing of his party. People keep saying “If you make weapons illegal, then you turn half the country into criminals”- do you honestly think Obama has either a. thought that far ahead or b. gives a crap if he did. I have no doubt Pelosi, Reid and Obama, in their heart of hearts, believe this country would be better off with all the republicans locked up.

  7. The Providence City Council has passed a resolution to ban ALL semi-automatic weapons. The bright side is that they don’t have the authority to enact such a ban, but boy, do they want to.

  8. Drudge gets to the point in current headline.

  9. Not for nothing do we call the presidency the Execute-tive, is it?

  10. We need to get them off the streets — illegally

    Now, see, an Alinsky approach would be to use that quote — just that — against him in his re-election campaign. “Dan Muhlbauer has advocated illegal action to confiscate your guns!”

  11. Insty permalink to the drudge image.

  12. I know a lot of folks that hunt with large caliber semi autos.

    My Dad has deer hunted with a semi auto Remington 280 for about 40 years.

    Have several Uncles with semi auto 30 o6. Those are pretty standard in the appalachians.

  13. Thank you for the reminder that “[w]e cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” is poppycock bemoe.

  14. Muhlbauer “is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.”

    So did that farmer who turned into a roach in Men in Black.

  15. What’s so frightening is watching the left actively and quickly trying to exploit a tragedy to take away liberties and disarm the plebes with such relish, while the GOP leadership is off tanning, having come off the big “we only raised taxes on, like, 2% of people!” savvy political win, and isn’t mounting any kind of public counter offensive.

    Why is that, do you think?

  16. Why is that, do you think?

    Because that brilliant man of action, Steve LaTourette, has left Congress to open his consultancy shop, and is too busy organizing his clientele roster just now to focus on this lowly issue of individual right?

    There’s more drama in an eleventh hour save?

    We can’t have unicorns whenever unicorns can smell gunpowder?

  17. “Why is that, do you think?”

    there’s an open bar j,k,l,m,n,o pee street

  18. Why is that, do you think?

    Because they suck at their jobs. Or, they’re actually on the other side. I think I’m coming to the point that I don’t care what they pass rule. Because OUTLAW!

    Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty…

  19. while the GOP leadership is off tanning, having come off the big “we only raised taxes on, like, 2% of people!” savvy political win, and isn’t mounting any kind of public counter offensive.

    Why is that, do you think?

    They found out you don’t need a real gun to shoot yourself in the foot?

  20. That said, I’ll jump on a Rand Paul 2016 bandwagon.

  21. They found out you don’t need a real gun to shoot yourself in the foot?

    A what?

  22. the ban “lunatics in government law” would ban the democratic party from passing laws. their “free speech” would be extinguished “for the children”?

  23. outlaw party time

  24. “Why is that, do you think?”

    Well they are as high as the booster rocket (the suckers who voted for them) can take them, so it’s time to jettison/discard it and forget it ever existed. Onward to the next stage!

  25. Sucks to be you booster rocket!

  26. What’s so frightening is watching the left actively and quickly trying to exploit a tragedy to take away liberties and disarm the plebes with such relish, while the GOP leadership is off tanning, having come off the big “we only raised taxes on, like, 2% of people!” savvy political win, and isn’t mounting any kind of public counter offensive.

    Why is that, do you think?

    Because this is a conflict between the new elite annointed ruling class (them) and the left behind benighted country class (us) that divides Republicans far more than it divides Democrats. And right now, the GOP needs their money more than it needs our votes.

    And besides, are we really going to vote third party when the GOP offers the only dim glimmer of hope for hanging on to whatever’s left of our native rights after four more years of Obama?

  27. That’s a pretty good deal on the little pellet gun, Pablo.

    I am seriously tempted.

  28. Good for that kid. Hope they don’t live in some jurisdiction where his father is going to be in trouble with the law for not having his firearms properly secured. After all, a minor was able to gain access to it.

  29. Ernst, if you look at the logo on the video, it’s KHOU, which is Houston TX. Which actually means it’s a tossup. The kid and his dad would eventually win, because of TX state level laws, but Houston is run by Democrats (Perry’s last gubernatorial opponent was the mayor) and so if they draw unlucky with the local prosecutor they may still have to go through a trial.

  30. I think the kid’s dad was some manner of LEO, so there is that.

  31. I know the cop they interviewed on the scene looked pretty damn proud of the kid.

  32. All I know is the people who think David Gregory’s flaunting of the law is no big deal are the the same kind of people who would worry that a minor getting ahold of an AR –even under the circumstnaces— sends the wrong kind of message to the public.

    You know, the same kind of idiot who worries about people with “big guns” and “battlefield guns” on our streets and in our homes.

  33. What’s so frightening is watching the left actively and quickly trying to exploit a tragedy to take away liberties and disarm the plebes with such relish, while the GOP leadership is off tanning, having come off the big “we only raised taxes on, like, 2% of people!” savvy political win, and isn’t mounting any kind of public counter offensive.

    Why is that, do you think?

    Ask Mark “Guns Are Killing the GOP!” McKinnon. He knows!

    (h/t Palaeomarus)

  34. McKinnon, by the way, is a prime specimen of that new elite annointed ruling class I was talking about.

  35. Re: Mark “No Labels” McKinnon.

    I’ve believed for years that one of the consequences of the Left’s idea that politics, national politics is for them the real war, the true war, albeit a cold war for now, is that the means of war are seen as legitimate. Infiltration, espionage, bribery, blackmail, all the arts of the cold war are, to them, not just okay but required to win.

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