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Wear Orange June 3-5, 2022 – Iowa Events

Attend Wear Orange 2022 People around the country are coming together with a simple message: there’s more we can do to end gun violence. Join the movement by signing up to attend an event during Wear Orange Weekend, June 3-5. … Continue reading

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Biden Announces New Actions To Prevent Gun Violence

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The Other Public Health Emergency

Feelings are not facts. You may feel safer, but you are actually less safe carrying a firearm than other forms of self defense. “There is an epidemic sweeping our nation. Firearms are the second leading cause of death among American … Continue reading

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Eddie Mauro Shows Leadership In Campaign To Defeat Joni Ernst

Eddie Mauro is a Des Moines Democrat working to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst in November. I do not believe he is the chosen one of the DSCC or the Iowa Democratic establishment to win the primary. But I like him … Continue reading

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Common Sense Ideas About Reducing Gun Violence in the United States

by Ralph Scharnau The gun control debate continues to roil politics in the United States. The divide between those who favor stricter gun laws and those who don’t revolves around the Second Amendment. The Amendment states: “A well regulated Militia, … Continue reading

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MSNBC Airs Bowling For Columbine

MSNBC broadcast the Michael Moore masterpiece, Bowling for Columbine, Saturday night.  It won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2003. I’m a big fan of Michael and of course have seen the movie, but it’s been awhile and I forgot … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment And The Gun Culture

by Ralph Scharnau The gun-control debate has emerged as one of the most contentious in American politics, pitting proponents of regulation against gun-rights advocates. Behind all of this is the Second Amendment. Ten years ago, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia … Continue reading

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How Many Must Die? Legislators Listen!

This past weekend the nation’s children marched for their lives because the nation’s adults did not do our job to protect them.  This poem was submitted to us by someone who did not want her name used because she feared … Continue reading

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Buying An AR-15 In Iowa

View this video and be shocked. Thanks to Terry Branstad and the Iowa Republicans’ allegiance to ALEC and the NRA.

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The Five Extra Words That Can Fix The Second Amendment

Time once again to review the second amendment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/ John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. This essay is excerpted from his book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change … Continue reading

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