Also, why aresome of usso hung up on what we can and can't get? If more people start asking for AK style carry, eventually we'll get it. If we settle for the crumbs on the table, that's all we'll get. Crumbs.
I think that virtually every piece of gun control legislation is unconstitutional and should be repealed. Those that passed those restrictions did so incrementally by targeting a specific weapon, or a specific problem and adding one more restriction at a time.
I think that is likely the way we'll get them back. An AK carry bill doesn't completely align our firearms rights with the constitution either. There is more to be done. So even an AK carry bill doesn't get the whole enchilada done in one bite. Activists such as us have to decide what size bite to take with each increment.
Here is my opinion: people in this state have NO IDEA what the carry laws are. Even many gun enthusiasts have no idea. The 99 laws situation creates a ton of confusion which leads to people not even bothering to apply. They've heard its too hard! I've talked to so many people from Polk county that assume the county is too liberal, and won't even apply despite the fact its one of the easiest counties in the statein which to get a permit! A shall issue bill will get more people armed. If people learn that all they have to do is pass a basic background check and take a little class, more people will seek permits. No confusion about this county or that, just one rule for the state. More armed Iowans means more safe Iowans. More armed Iowans means more gun voters. When someone carrying becomes commonplace, then the ground is fertile for planting the AK carry seed.
I don't want to fail to get AK carry. I want it so bad I can taste it. Because we pass a shall-issue bill this year means NOTHING about what we pass next year. AK carry, stand your ground, castle doctrine, class 3 weapons, I want the whole thing. If shall issue passes this year, I'll be here next year beating on something else till we've got it all.
Right now we pass the best bill that this congress will allow. We do that every year, without fail. We must not fight only at the statehouse for the best bill that THIS congress willpass, but at the ballot box for the best bill that the NEXT congress will pass.