Iran’s Islamic Republic ‘News’ and Domestic Gun-Grabbers Sabotaging Gun Safety for Iowa Children



Curious, that the mouthpiece “press” for the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has a history of training and sending armed children into battle, should concern itself with gun-grabber objections to U.S. parents teaching kids about guns.

“‘We do not need a militia of toddlers’: If Iowa law passes, children can use handguns,” The Washington Post “reports” in a manner sure to stir up bleats of hysteria and indignation. “One of Iowa’s legislative bodies has passed a bill to allow children to handle handguns.”

The bill, the story admits after ginning up fears among the headline surfers, “would permit children under age 14 to use ‘a pistol, revolver or the ammunition’ while under direct parental supervision.”

That’s very different direction than the headline and lede paragraph would steer the casual reader. For some of us, it’s hard to conceive anyone would be such an overbearing, presumptuous busybody to think they had any say in the matter, let alone legitimate authority to outlaw parents teaching their children. That’s how many of us learned about guns, and how we made sure our children would not be victims of ignorance.

But that’s WaPo for you. Despite employing award-winning plagiarists, whitewashing Fast and Furious gunwalking, mischaracterizing Oath Keepers, and generally being a cheerleader for citizen disarmament and other “progressive” agenda priorities, it’s still regarded as a political journalism leader by the establishment. Perhaps I should have written “because of” instead of “despite.”

The Post links to a story from Des Moines’ CBS affiliate KCCI 8, which lets us know that the perversely-named Iowans for Gun Safety, in true Opposite day “progressive” fashion, is against the bill, and instead demands parents keep their children ignorant about guns except for messages against them crafted by their teachers, school administrators and other propagandists.

The Iowa group is a 501c3 affiliated with States United to Prevent Gun Violence, a group further affiliated with CeaseFire USA. They’re the ones I wrote about last year, that set up a fake gun shop in New York City to do a supposedly hidden camera “social experiment” to show how easy it is to persuade prospective gun buyers to reconsider and turn against them. What they didn’t tell viewers, and that I only found out by filing a FOIL request with the Mayor’s Office of Media, is that the permits specified the people being “interviewed” and converted are “actors.”

And of course, deception on the part of gun-grabbers permeates everything they do, everywhere they do it. Iowa also happens to be where the aide to State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad faked a racist letter from a non-existent violent and foul-mouthed “gun rights advocate” that he made up, and arranged for his boss to open the envelope, also containing white powder, on the floor of the State Legislature, requiring evacuation of the Capitol.

So naturally, we shouldn’t be surprised when we see the Orwellian-named Iowans for Gun Safety try to kill a true gun safety bill by linking to a petition on their Facebook page and asking “Do you want to prevent kids under 14 from being involuntarily drafted into a ‘Family militia’?” (The petition they link to has been up for over four weeks, has only received about 2/3 of the 1,000 “signatures” being asked for, and accepts name submissions from anywhere, not just Iowa. So much for grassroots demand.)

And naturally we should expect editorials from professional subversives like the Fourth Estate Fifth Columnists at The Des Moines Register, to pen hysterical editorials with ludicrous claims like “House File 2281 would allow children under the age of 14 — including, theoretically, infants and toddlers — to use a handgun with parental supervision.”

They’re feeding off an equally ridiculous claim by political opportunist and Democrat (naturally) Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt, who saw a chance to get her name out there with the “We do not need a militia of toddlers” lie that WaPo thought would make for a great headline starter.

Taking the cake for media manipulation may be PressTV, a state-owned affiliate of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. They borrowed a photo of a cute little girl reaching for an unattended handgun to illustrate their take on the story, as if that’s what anyone is talking about, but with a headline like “Iowa approves bill to let children aged 14 and under have guns,” their job is done. And they got that picture from another petition, this one from the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility stumping for a mandatory “lock up your safety law.” Those were the guys I recently showed share management personnel with Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown group. And it looks like they both jacked the photo from an NRA home safety course.

On the surface all these “diverse” groups seem like pretty strange bedfellows for citizen disarmament, especially considering Iran’s use of children in their Basij militia, and that they’re training boys in Iraq to fight ISIS and turning them loose with AKs.

“Enemies, foreign and domestic” … They sound like just the people to exploit useful idiots – the ones who actually believe the best way to keep children safe is to keep them as ignorant and childish as they are.

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David Codrea

David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.