Backers say House bill addresses labyrinth of gun restrictions

first_imgDES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House have passed a bill that would force any Iowa city or county with gun restrictions in a government-owned building to screen people at entrances and have an armed guard inside.Representative Steven Holt, a Republican from Denison, said it will help ensure Iowans have the right to self defense. “It is also about the health and safety of our children and our families,” Holt said. “It is about my right as a parent to be prepared to defend my wife and my children — my family.”The bill would override opinions from the state’s attorney general in 2003 and 2010 that indicated cities and counties could pass resolutions that create gun-free zones.“I have never understood why someone believes that a gun-free zone will make them safer. In reality, a gun-free zone without screening and security will never stop a sick individual from killing innocent people,” Holt said. “It will stop the law-abiding citizen from carrying protection.”Representative Mary Gaskill, a Democrat from Ottumwa who voted against the bill, suggested that if it becomes law, Iowans with a permit will be able to carry guns into most any city or county-owned building in the state.“With the addition of metal detectors and armed security, few entities to pay for these measures,” Gaskill said.Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, a Democrat from Ames, said it would cost more than $400,000 to staff metal detectors and have armed security at the Story County courthouse.“This is an irresponsible use of taxpayer dollars,” she said. “…The constitutional right to own a firearm comes with important responsibility regarding community safety and therefore it must come with conditions.”Supporters of the bill say Iowa gun owners should not have to navigate a labyrinth of different ordinances. The bill also forbids cities and counties from trying to ban gun modifications or from establishing restrictive zoning aimed at gun shooting ranges.The House passed the bill on a 52 to 44 vote as dozens of gun rights activists sat in the gallery watching the debate.last_img read more

Virat Kohli reacts after India pulls off massive chase: ‘80% of the crowd was…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement kqhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E70md( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2c3Would you ever consider trying this?😱6r4Can your students do this? 🌚1z532rxRoller skating! Powered by Firework A stunning comeback against Australia in the last ODI series at home. A brilliant start against New Zealand on the start of the T20 series on away soil. Team India is not only fulfilling the expectations, they are also conquering the hurdles in between. A 3 match ODI series, followed by flying to another country within three days- and snatching an amazing chasing victory, it has all been a major leap forward for Virat Kohli and the team.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPPreviously what felt like a hectic schedule for Virat Kohli, turned into savoury for the team, as the skipper himself said himself after today’s win in Auckland: “We enjoyed this. Landing two days before and playing a game like this, it was fantastic… This sets up for the whole tour for us.”As the hosts put up a total of 203 in the first innings, it was the stormy duo of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, along with Kohli’s own blasts that got the Men in Blues winning the match with 5 wickets remaining.Advertisement Kohli mentioned that the atmosphere at the Eden Park Stadium was perceived as home crowd, which turned out to be a big factor for chasing down a hefty target. The 31 year old continued: “Felt like 80 percent support was for us and the crowd was right behind us. You need that sort of push chasing 200 plus. We never spoke of the jet lag in the team. We didn’t want any excuse.”While missing his half century by just 5 runs, Kohli is now the highest Indian run scorer against The Black Caps. Along with the captain’s 45-off-32, KL Rahul opened up with a stormy 56 runs from 27 balls, along with Shreyas who kept his strike till the end at a 29-ball-58. The latter was named the Man of the Match.Advertisement However, Kohli mentioned the contribution of India’s bowling squad for keeping a star stunned Kiwi batting order near 200, while Colin Munro, Ross Taylor the skipper Kane Williamson all putting up scores past 50s.“You can’t be harsh on anyone on this kind of pitch. I think we did well in the middle overs, to restrict them under 210 was a good effort,” he added.The second T20 match is on Sunday at Eden Park.Also read-NZ vs IND 1st T20 Review: KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer bring the thunder as India chase down NZ’s total Advertisementlast_img read more