In an interview with Iowa’s Daily Times Herald, State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said Iowa lawmakers should ban semiautomatic guns and “start taking them” from owners who refuse to surrender any illegal firearms through a buy-back program.
Mr. Muhlbauer went on to show his ignorance with regards to the Second Amendment and firearms in general by saying the following.
We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semiautomatics and all of them. We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.
Wow. We can’t have “big guns out here” because they’re not hunting weapons. Good grief, where do you even start with nonsense like that? But wait, it gets worse. He went on to suggest that the government confiscate weapons as well.
Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them.
First of all, I’d like to know how Mr. Muhlbauer was elected in the first place? I don’t know a lot of folks from Iowa, but I do know a few, and this kind of crap isn’t gonna fly with them. Good people of Iowa – please fire this clown next election cycle.
To Mr. Muhlbauer and the rest of the posturing politicians, I would like to propose this compromise. If you’re so eager to confiscate firearms, then I think you should have to go door to door and perform the confiscation yourself, explaining to folks why you’re taking their guns away, and then force them to do it when they tell you where to go.