Iowa Lawmaker Calls for Retroactive Gun Ban, Confiscation of Semi-Automatic Weapons

In an interview with the Daily Times Herald in Caroll, Iowa, state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.

Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer told the newspaper during a December 19 audiotaped interview. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”

“We should ban those in Iowa,” he said, adding that such a ban should be applied retroactively.


“We need to get them off the streets — illegally — and even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer told the Daily Times Herald. “We can’t have those out there. Because if they’re out there they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”

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  • docpsych34

    When is he up for election again. I will certainly be sending his opponent some cash.
    What a lib commie Jerk. Democrats, always attacking the rights of the Law Abiding Citizen, and going soft on real terrorists and Criminals.

  • NHMI

    The don’t get it that the 2nd Amendment is to put the people on par with the military…and since other countries mass produce AK’s, there will always be a black market for semi-auto and automatic weapons…so no amount of gun control or confiscation will prevent criminals from obtaining weapons…and where there is a will there is a way. Look at the mass stabbings and slashings in schools in China where there are no assault rifles…yet the casualties are just as high if not higher. Hell we have been fortunate to only have a few school shootings in 20 yrs,…China has had over 20 mass stabbings in schools since 2004.

    Fact of the matter is liberals/Progressives are just idiots and they know they cannot enslave an armed populace and they want their socialist utopia so bad, they will do anything to get it.

    It makes me angry to see good people victimized when there are so many pieces of trash that deserve to come to their end…like this clown and any other who wants to destroy freedom and liberty…that in itself should be a capital offense punishable by death… When we eventually have a collapse and a civil war and rebuild we need to reinstate the Constitution with clarifications and ban any Communist, Socialist or Marxist (Progressives) from ever holding any public office…not even town librarian….they can believe what they want but when they start stealing the rights of others and infringing on our personal liberties they need to be limited to what they can damage….our founders never would have tollerated the Democrat party as it is today…and more than half the Republicans would have found themselves in a world of hurt too.

    We need to go back to an unpaid Congress as well…they need to learn their place and there is no reason they should be publishing 300k+ new laws every year…and the power needs to be return to the states…

    It is time our elected officials relearn their place as public servants and not lords and kings…

    • Wait until amnesty! The drug cartels will be coming across with their guns! Maybe we can put a NO FIREARMS SIGN UP AT THE BORDER!!!!

  • rick

    With all due respect this Democrat Rep. is an idiot as most Democrats facts do not mean anything to them, they only want POWER. Screw them.

    • Charles

      You should have left off the first 4 words in your comment

  • JohnWayne

    I don’t know what fantasy world Muhlbauer has lived in but he’s got a lot of company! The typical solution to any situation is to pass a law! What a crock! If that approach worked, there’d be no drug problem, no crime problem, no traffic problem, no tax-cheat problem and the list goes on and on. Why don’t these idiots quit seeking control of everything and get a life?

  • Thomas

    You folks in Iowa had better shut this Caroll guy down. One morning you might wake up and find you have no freedoms. This Marxist leaning so called American will get his way if you don’t. Caroll is your wake-up call !!!

  • I got mine from Eric Holder and Obama…(I claim executive privilege)

  • I suggest that this dirtbag be subjected to retroactive abortion.

  • CSN

    Get the mentally ill off the drugs which alter their personalities so people can manipulate them to do whatever they wish, and you’ll clean up the problem with the shooting sprees which are controlled demolitions. There was more than one shooter at Sandy Hook, but you’re not hearing about it anymore since they smoothed it over and took off those first reports. It is all planned and pre-planned. States should secede if they are going to confiscate guns. Secede before they can do that, and then act.

  • LTCRWIce

    Gun control is a red herring meant to lead us to a false conclusion that we will be safer without guns. Guns are inanimate objects unable to operate independently. They REQUIRE a go-between, a human to place this inanimate object into action. I absolutely and positively assure you that no bullet will leave a barrel without the necessary go-between to pull the trigger. We must consider what control is necessary to reduce violent EVIL people crimes with the use of firearms! Some form of people control is necessary. We as a people must determine what that control is going to be.
    When VP Joe Biden makes some stupid remark that, “Obama would sign legislation by the end of January.” Of course, he will. It may just be another meaningless and unenforceable Executive Order which imposes another law on already law abiding citizens.
    State Governor, Michael Bloomberg might try to establish some state legislation but again it will be another meaningless and unenforceable state law or order which imposes yet another law on already law abiding citizens.
    When will all of the gun control FOOLs realize that with guns, we are patriot citizens, WITHOUT, we are subjects in a police state. King George tried this ploy in 1775; it failed and The American Revolution resulted. Hitler succeeded. Our founders deliberated for several months back in 1787 and delivered The Constitution of the United States. This document states clearly and inarguably in the Second Amendment that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to [keep and bear] Arms, shall not be infringed.” What about this statement from our founding documents do the FOOLs not get?
    There is absolutely no question that foolish idiots and the useful idiots who support them misuse their God-given and constitutionally privileged right to keep and bear arms and must be identified, as well as prevented from EVER obtaining any firearm or explosive device. Removing the access to any weapons, or ammunition or magazine of any capacity of NORMAL law abiding citizens is no answer.
    Guns in the hands of a knowledgeable and capable citizenry are a viable deterrent to crime and tyranny. Criminal’s who place little or no value upon life are unstoppable if he chooses to kill or simply go on a shooting rampage. A law restricting the sociopath, bullies or alcohol/drug dependent citizenry from access to weapons has a greater chance of support by the average citizenry.
    EVIL Sick humans are the perpetrators of horrendous acts upon the most vulnerable, the very young, the elderly and the handicapped. Look to the perpetrators and their actions, not to the inanimate objects unable to operate independently for solutions and remedial action.

  • Wow, I bet Muhlbauer is popular in Iowa today. Publish his opponent’s donation address and I’ll send money to defeat this dictator, too. Poor Iowa. No State deserves a dictator.

  • chesnut

    Deport Muhlbaur back to the Fatherland!!

  • Nellie CA

    Any one that is for gun control don’t have a clue what we are going to have to do to fight for this country. On the issue of illegals and refugees, our government doesn’t have a clue of who these subcontractors are bring into the country. We need our guns to protect our families and our country. Remember how Hitler took the guns away from the Citizens and then the government controlled them! We need people trained to use the automatics. Israel trains everyone to shoot.

  • Lemrob

    I am sure the criminals that have them will be the first in line to turn them in. What a “DORKIE” idea. They shouldn’t have let you off of the farm.

  • The second amendment is NOT about hunting…what an idiot representative. He doesn’t even research the meaning behind the amendment as intended by the founders. It is to protect the citizens from the government!

  • hmmathis

    What part of clause 3 of Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution does this fool not understand?

  • Madashell

    How about we “Ban” Rep. Dan Muhlbauer from living on the same planet as the rest of us?

    • mike grunewald

      I love your Idea,they are afraid of Us The People and they should be

  • So he is saying that if you have a gun, it is going to get circulated to the wrong people??? Are you kidding me….I would NEVER let my guns out of my hands if I had them!!! The “inevitable” he is referring to is not a “FACT”. Also, There is no such thing as a person having too many guns written any where in the Constitution….IDIOT!!

  • CSN

    Get this guy impeached before he can do anymore harm people of Iowa.

  • unwillingvictime

    Holy crap Batman! Hey Muhlbauer Your birth town called and said they want you back. They said they miss having the biggest idiot and want you back! I have no clue what this guy is on, but I sure as hell don’t want any. I am totally amazed at the truly ignorant people there are in the Democratic party. This guy must be running for idiot of the year award.

  • jon

    ban is bs but confiscation will only get you bloody

  • hmmm….he calls for bullying people. I hear a call for pitchforks.