Is this what Iowans want in our legislature? Someone shilling for out of touch, out of state California liberals, Michael Bloomberg, and the biggest anti-gun organization in the country?
Meet Amber Gustafson,
The former Chapter Leader for the Iowa Chapter of Moms Demand Action, Amber Gustafson has been without question the biggest anti-gun advocate in the state of Iowa. She is now running for office in Senate District 19, which includes the Ankeny area.
Her pants on fire claim to Iowans:
“I like to call it the radical middle ground”. “IFC likes to call it Stand Your Ground, which Gustafson tried and failed to derail. Why would the most anti-gun candidate in the state, run away from her record? Is it because she knows gun rights are a winning issue in Iowa?
AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE LEADER OF THE MOST ANTI-GUN ORGANIZATION IN THE COUNTRY:
Her campaign even got a boost from the national gun control leader, Shannon Watts.
And a recommendation from Hollywood…
Amber also has a long history of lobbying to destroy gun bills in Iowa. Remember this face?
She knows how to talk to gun owners and how to get people to trade cookies for freedom.
Her agenda is clear, she plans on bringing the failed gun control ideas of Bloomberg, Pelosi, and Schumer to Iowa:
Amber Gustafson, a gun-owning Moms Demand Action volunteer and life-long Republican who switched her party registration to Democrat last year, said if
she wins her race for an Iowa state Senate seat, she will fight for gun safety laws aimed at preventing another Sandy Hook.
“I‘m pro people defending their Second Amendment rights. But I also believe and know that good laws can really protect lives,” Gustafson said.
We know this because she thinks gun control is a winning issue in Iowa.
She supposedly used to be a Republican, and a gun owner, despite having a consistent radical left-wing agenda:
What Gustafson has done is to travel around the region speaking to formal and informal gatherings, helping to start grassroots organizations to deal with the issue of gun violence. She’s quick to mention she’s a gun owner, a Republican and a supporter of the Second Amendment, but also advocates for stronger background checks and sensible parameters on ownership and safety.
“States that have implemented background checks have already prevented nearly 300,000 gun sales to domestic abusers,” she said. “In states with stronger background checks, there are 47 percent fewer women shot, 47 percent fewer gun injuries in domestic violence situations and 53 percent fewer law enforcement officers shot and killed in the line of duty. This is something that affects us all.”
Amber used her network and connections to lobby against the omnibus bill and for universal background checks.
“The most effective means of preventing gun violence is to make sure that every single handgun purchased goes through a background check,”Gustafson suggests. “There are some people who shouldn’t own guns, I think we all know that.
“With two more states passing universal background checks in the 2016 election, 20 states including Iowa now have that policy. States with background checks have fewer killings of law enforcement officers, fewer women shot by their partners, and fewer gun suicides.”
The omnibus gun bill under consideration in the Iowa House this season “would push us backward,” she asserts. “It is extremely concerning. The changes to the permitting system would create a big loophole for private handgun sales without background checks.”
Amber claimed victory for removing “Dangerous” parts of HF-517 in 2017.
“We have mixed emotions about it,” said Iowa chapter leader for Moms Demand Action, Amber Gustafson. The organization is disappointed to see ‘Stand Your Ground’ become law in Iowa, but Gustafson says the groups’ voices were not ignored.
“We were able to take some very dangerous components out of the bill,” she said.
One prevision was very important to Moms Demand Action. “Our primary focus when this bill came out was to make sure that background checks stayed in place,” Gustafson said. At one point lawmakers discussed not requiring background checks for private handgun purchases. “If we could keep nothing else but keep that in place we knew we would save as many lives as possible,” Gustafson said.
She used Michael Bloomberg’s money to attack Ken Rizer and others who supported suppressors and HF-517.
“There have been a lot of lawmakers who have sided with the gun lobby over the safety and security of Iowa families,” Amber Gustafson of Ankeny, president of the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said Wednesday. “Ken’s one of them. He has consistently stood in the path of good gun legislation and has consistently supported things to make us markedly less safe.”
Citing her organization’s polling, Gustafson, a gun owner herself, said 87 percent of Iowans support “better” gun laws
… Funding for Everytown comes from a $50 million commitment from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Bloomberg-backed groups, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action, which was founded after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.”
Amber has also worked with national gun control leader Gabby Giffords to push the issue of gun control
“Be bold,” Giffords said “Be courageous. The nation’s counting on you.”
Her 14-state tour is part of the grassroots effort to push gun control legislation to the forefront of the 2016 election, said Amber Gustafson of Ankeny, president of the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action, which has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and other “gun sense” candidates.
“We’re making this an issue they can run on and win on,” Gustafson said after the rally, “and make it politically costly to oppose.”
Do you want more gun control bills in the guise of gun safety from the Iowa Senate?