Tag: IA


Good: 12 states on path to guns with no permits Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota and Virgina have no-permit-needed legislation in the works. They’d join Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming. South Dakota is just waiting for the governor’s signature.

The Will Must Come First

Home Invasion Ends When The Shotgun Is Deployed An invader broke into an Iowa Congressman’s house, attacked his daughter, and demanded money. The Congressman counterattacked with his bare hands. Consider, for a moment, that Rep. Leonard Boswell is 77 years old, but he still tried to go hand-to-hand with the armed felon. Brass balls on […]

Iowa Shall Issue

Iowa is about to become Shall Issue. Of course, this brings predictions of blood running in the streets and the OK Corral. Here’s a bit about how the current “may issue” law works in one Iowa county, presented as proof that it’s just fine: In Henry County, Sheriff Allen Wittmer has created a criteria on […]

It’s Written All Over Your Face

These guys are geniuses. Police received a call Friday night that two men with hooded sweatshirts and painted faces had tried to break into a man’s home in Carroll, Iowa. When police stopped a vehicle matching the caller’s description blocks away, they were stunned by the men’s disguises. There were no ski masks or stockings […]

Empty Shotgun Shell Casing ‘Posed a Risk’

Student Suspended Over Show-And-Tell Souvenir Des Moines, Iowa: Jazmine Martin, 12, brought an empty shotgun shell to school on Monday, a souvenir from a summer vacation to South Dakota. The shell was empty and had the word “blank” written on the front…”This young lady brought a bag of shell casings and shared them with other […]

Pizza Guy’s New Job

Got a heads up recently about James Spiers, a Pizza Hut driver who used a handgun to defend himself from robbers and was fired for violating the company’s no-weapons policy. I wrote about the incident a couple of times last year: Don’t ‘F’ with the Pizza Guy More on the latest Pizzza Hut guy in […]

Coach fatally shot at Iowa high school

Des Moines: A gunman shot and killed a prominent Iowa high school football coach in the school’s weight room early Wednesday and was taken into custody shortly afterward, authorities said. The gunman shot Aplington-Parkersburg High School coach Ed Thomas at about 8 a.m. with about 50 students in the school, including several in the weight […]