Jul/10
2014

This auction doesn't have alot of guns, but it does have a few, also has some ammo.

http://www.hartmanauctioneering.com/auction/07_12_2014_11_00  - link to sale bill.

Jul/10
2014

Last minute notice on this auction. It is tomorrow evening.

Link to the sale bill:

http://www.hallbergauction.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?hallberg3

Jul/09
2014

I'm only seeing one for the month of July:

Waverly, Iowa July 18th - 20 @ The Centre Hall

Jul/09
2014

From the IFC email update:

"Southeastern silliness, or an ounce of prevention?

Burlington, IA -- The Burlington City Council is considering an ordnance to ban the open or concealed carry of a toy or air gun on one's person without a proper Iowa carry permit, and mandating that they be carried in a proper gun case when otherwise being transported.  Citing several past cases of mistaken identity, particularly with minors, Burlington Police Chief Doug Beaird fears that police officers may someday shoot someone with a toy gun, believing in the moment that the gun is real and resulting in the use of lethal force.

Burlington Mayor Shane McCampbell said, "“It’s not saying that nobody can have [a toy or BB gun].  It’s saying that they need to be in a proper carrying bag, so that you’re not running around with a BB gun that may or may not look real."  The propsed ordnance would cover all spring-loaded or compressed air powered BB and airsoft guns, as well as any other paintball, pellet or replica gun.

We at IFC certainly recognize the potential public safety issue here, and we applaud the Burlington City Council for their good intentions in considering this matter.  However we must also ask whether a city ordnance, which will ostensibly be aimed mostly at children, is really the appropriate and most effective solution to the problem?  The youthful offenders in question are already acting foolishly, and there's presently no logical reason why a minor walking around with a BB gun will be deterred by a new ordnance--not to mention law enforcement will still be required to confront them and will still be faced with the same problem.  It must be considered then what such a law will actually accomplish, except just making a few city officials, and maybe a few parents, feel good for awhile?

The Burlington City Council will likely hear this issue twice more prior to a final vote.

If you live in Burlington, give the matter some thought and let your city representatives know what you think.  For everyone else in Iowa, this is the kind of thing we all need to stay vigilant for and always be ready to provide input on.  This isn't specifically a Second Amendment issue this time, but we must nonetheless take care that anti-gun fear and paranoia doesn't spill over into other issues, and result in the passage of still more ineffectual laws that seem so popular today.

Providing a little food for thought,
Barry B. Snell
IFC Communications Director
NRA Member"

Jul/09
2014

From the GOA alert -

" The Senate floor battle has now opened on the fake “pro-gun” bill designed to reelect endangered anti-gun Democrats up in 2014 in pro-gun states.

That bill is S. 2363, sponsored by anti-gun crazy Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), with the chief cosponsors being endangered anti-gunners who are Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Al Franken (D-MN).

By now, even the dumbest Senators realize that this "sportmen's" bill is nothing but a political ploy to keep Harry Reid (D-NV) and Obama’s cronies in power in the Senate. An article in The Hill newspaper made this clear yesterday:

“The legislation is meant to help several red-state Democrats in tough reelection races this year. Co-sponsors include four other Dems who, like Hagan, are facing difficult reelection races this year: Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Mark Udall (Colo.).”

The Senate yesterday overcame the first hurdle in moving to consider the bill. But thankfully, there are several Senators who wanted to offer good, pro-gun amendments to the bill.

Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are all heeding GOA’s call to threaten dozens of tough pro-gun amendments to the bill.

Senator Cornyn is prepared to offer a GOA-supported amendment to allow national concealed carry reciprocity.

Senator Wicker has told us he wants to allow guns on the Army Corps of Engineers’ land.

Senator Lee has told GOA he wants to change the Senate rules to prohibit any anti-gun amendments in the Senate.

And Senators Cruz and Paul have “tons of amendments,” including reciprocity, a restoration of gun rights for 175,000 veterans, and a shutdown of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point program (that is designed to close gun stores by cutting off their credit).

This is exactly what GOA (and you, our activists) have been encouraging pro-gun Senators to do over the past week. But we believe that Reid will now “tree” the bill -- a process used to block any amendments from being offered.

And we believe that, when they are shut out of offering amendments, many (if not all) Republicans will vote against cloture on the bill.

So ultimately, we still stand a good chance of success. Thank you all for your activism!

ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to vote for the Cornyn, Paul, Cruz, Wicker, and Lee amendments. And, if Harry Reid tries to shut out amendments, ask them to oppose cloture on the bill."

Take action at this link - http://gunowners.org/alert782014.htm 

Jul/09
2014

From the GOA email alert -

" Once again, anti-gun Senators like Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Mark Pryor (D-AR) are trying to trick gun owners into supporting them in their upcoming tough races for reelection in pro-gun states. 

At the core of their slimy scheme is a do-nothing bill being pushed as the Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363).  North Carolina's Kay Hagan, who voted FOR the universal gun registry bill, is the chief sponsor. 

Other chief cosponsors are Mary Landrieu (who also voted for universal gun registration) and Mark Begich and Mark Pryor (who, according to Harry Reid's staff, would have cast the deciding votes for that universal gun registry bill, had their votes been needed).  It's also cosponsored by anti-gun leader Joe Manchin (D-WV). 

The Sportsmen’s Act is, substantively, largely a “nothing-burger.”  People could hunt on federal lands -- unless Obama didn't want them to.  Dedicated funds (from the Pittman-Robertson tax) could be used for ranges -- but don't have to be, and probably wouldn't be. 

Moreover, Section 107(b)(4)(B) of the bill says that the BLM or Forest Service can close down federal public lands that can be used for hunting and recreational purposes for a host of reasons, including “public safety.”  Anyone want to bet that these agencies won’t find reasons to do so?

But the bill’s not about substance.  It’s about reelecting its anti-gun sponsors -- virtually all of them red-state Democrats who face tough reelection battles in pro-gun states.  This, incidentally, is the same bill that was used to reelect Montana's Jon Tester (D).  And, although he pretended to be “pro-gun” before the election, after the election, Tester was the Second Amendment’s worst enemy.

The good news is this:  Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are prepared to offer genuine pro-gun amendments to this bill -- like defunding Operation Choke Point and more. 

But here’s the problem:  Anti-gun Senator Harry Reid will try to use a procedural tactic called an “amendment tree” to block Lee, Paul, and Cruz from offering any pro-gun amendments. 

These pro-gun Senators want to offer good amendments like concealed carry reciprocity, but that won’t be possible if Harry Reid blocks their ability to offer pro-gun amendments with an “amendment tree.”

And the reason is clear:  Genuine pro-gun amendments would put anti-gun senators like Hagan, Pryor, Landrieu, and Begich on the spot.  It would reveal that their sponsorship of this “nothing-burger” bill doesn't mean that they are “pro-gun,” but rather that they are anti-gun frauds. 

But in order to retain Paul, Lee, and Cruz’ right to offer pro-gun amendments, Republicans will have to block Reid’s efforts to shut down their filibuster of the bill and the motion to proceed to it -- until Reid commits to dismantle his “amendment tree” and allow them to offer their amendments. 

In other words, we need to say to Reid:  No pro-gun amendments = no fake bill.       

ACTION:  Urge your Senators to oppose Harry Reid’s cheat scheme in pushing the Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363), which is nothing more than a do-nothing, reelection bill for Harry Reid’s cronies.  Tell your Senators to oppose the bill unless Reid allows pro-gun amendments to be offered."

Link to take action - http://gunowners.org/alert722014.htm 

Jul/09
2014

From the GOA email alert:

"If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week.

To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point -- a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases.

You will remember that Gun Owners of America alerted you to the Paul amendment and urged you to take action in support of it.  And, wow, did your efforts make an impact!

GOA is very grateful to the thousands upon thousands of you who took action on that alert, urging Senators to support the Operation Choke Point amendment. 

It got Harry Reid’s attention!

Faced with a tough vote for Democrats running for reelection in pro-gun states, Reid just pulled the bill from the floor. This means that the appropriations process will probably grind to a halt, and the government will, once again, be funded by a gigantic “continuing resolution” passed in September.

And, once again, the slimy Reid will blame Senate Republicans for his own actions in pulling the bill.

At this point, we are encouraging Senator Paul to add his Operation Choke Point defunder to every bill that comes to the Senate floor. If Democrats are unwilling to let Senators vote on the anti-gun actions of the lawless Obama administration, then Reid should not be able to pepper the floor with a succession of reelection ploys between now and November.

ACTION: Contact your Senators and insist that they support Paul’s amendment to shut down Operation Choke Point."

Link to take action: http://gunowners.org/alert712014.htm