Can Senator Ernst Alter the Violence Against Women Act & Honor the 2A?

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst

Iowa – -( I recently read an article on AmmoLand News titled, “Senator Hyde-Smith Vows To Oppose Gun Control Hidden In Violence Against Women Act” which has me greatly concerned.

As you know, the pursuits of the anti-liberty-minded among us are relentless, and they never forget their errand.  I have admiration for their perseverance.  However, that is usually where my fondness ceases.  In this case, a myriad of assaults against liberty are contained within the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021Pesky things like due process and the truth be damned, apparently?

Senator Ernst has a track record for elevating the 2A in practice and ideology.  Remember her campaign ads images?  We loved those and still do.

IFC isn’t prone to pitchforks and torches as a default position.  When we learn about potential problems, we see vital context each time we can.  You can read about that at the other day when House members from Iowa voted for the NDAA that contained Red Flag Anti-Gun components.

They went on to explain why they took the vote and Representative Ashely Hinson vowed not to vote for the bill if it contained Red Flag components in the final form.  She and her staff gave IFC some context and perspective and we really appreciated having it so we could share it with you all.  We’re monitoring that bill closely to make sure those commitments come to fruition.

While IFC keeps plenty of napalm around for a rainy day, the wise course of action we should be taking currently is to reach out to Senator Ernst.

We as constituents must let her know things like federal grants to fund gun seizures, Red Flags confiscation orders, funding to prosecute law-abiding Americans who falsely receive a NICS denial, and all-new special appointments and deputations to further gun control aren’t what we want or need.

If we have anything to report after making contact with Senator Ernst’s office, we’ll bring you up to speed.  We must voice our concerns and shape the future.

You should take a moment and go read additional articles on AmmoLand News.  They are concise and illuminating.

Contact Senator Joni Ernst and urge her to shape this bill in such a fashion that honors her commitment to voters.  You might be interested to know that Representative Miller-Meeks (R) Iowa, voted in favor and helped pass it through the House.

We’ll keep you up to speed, but this is a collaboration among two interested parties – IFC and YOU!  You have to get off your duff and contact Senator Ernst in order for this to work to the fullest.

In Liberty,

Michael Ware
IFC Chairman

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Why do women need this bill in the first place ? They have equal rights. Which includes 2A. If they wish to not exercise that right then they should look for alternate method. Not on my dime or rights.


Like I said before, all you have to say is “woman” and they are all in no matter what it will do to others. Special interest groups of all kinds are out for one thing and that is dominance and not equality. All special interest groups are self-centered.


political bs make another law that says same thing under another name to look like you are doing something


Worst written article ever. I have no idea what you are talking about. You assume people have or will read another article to find out what you might be saying.


Excellent work. Thank you and thanks to the state organizations like IFC, the many Citizens Defense Leagues and others that are not under the thumb of NRA. We are holding the line and fighting the fight at the state level. Iowa is in good hands with IFC. Press on.


I’d be OK with legal protection for women who truly ARE being thratened. One thing ANY such legislation MUST include is that the sme order mandating the subject of such a protective order ALSO mandates that the supposed target of the anticipated threat will IMMEDA|IATELY be provided with the opportunity to legally acquire the personal protction items the supposed possible victim might need for her defense. In other words, once a court order is issued against John Doe to protect Jane Doe, Jane can immediately, as part of the order, proceed to her local gun store and select/buy and carry… Read more »


These wishy washy (R) Senators and Congressmen/Women need to get on board with Conservative Values and the CONSTITUTION or they need to get out of way. I’m sick of all these laws that do nothing for Criminals. When was the last time a new law did anything for The People By The People? I have a theory about SCOTUS. I think the Biden administration wants SCOTUS to rule in our favor. We the Conservatives/MAGA Party are not ok with any of the Vaccine mandates and Mask mandates. Then the Biden administration will say look those Trump appointees are making you… Read more »