Iowa Dem rips Republicans for bill that would let children carry guns: ‘We do not need a militia of toddlers’
Iowa legislators passed legislation that would allow small children to possess firearms. The bill passed the Iowa House and is now headed to the state Senate with strong opposition from minority Democrats, according to Iowa Public Radio.
“You’re missing the whole point of the bill,” Republican Jake Highfill told an uneasy Democrat. “I think this is one of the best bills we’ve done for second amendment rights.”
The bill would allow anyone under the age of 14 to handle handguns under adult supervision, with no age limit.
“We do not need a militia of toddlers,” Democrat Kirsten Running-Marquardt said of the bill. “We do not have handguns that I am aware of that fit the hands of a 1-or-2-year-old.” ...