Representative John Wills (R-Spirit Lake) told those in attendance on Wednesday night at the NRA/ILA Grassroots Second Amendment dinner that 2020 is a critical year for gun rights in Iowa.
“The Second Amendment right is the right that will enable us to protect our rights if our government won’t do it for us,” Wills said.
Wills talked about serving in the military for 25 years for the rights of Americans. Now, for six years, he’s been fighting for those rights in the Iowa House.
“It’s so important that we protect our rights and we do the right thing for our state and our country,” he said. “There are elitists out there who feel like they know better. We’ve got to protect those rights because those elitists will say ‘you don’t deserve to have a gun. You don’t have a right to free speech.’ We need to stay vigilant with our rights, because at a moment’s notice, they can be taken away. It’s so very important that we do that.”
Wills said that elitism is not unique to national Democrats.
“We have those elitists here in this state as well,” he said. “If you don’t believe me, just listen to debate film from last year. We were just talking about allowing young people to shoot a gun and how they were saying they’d shoot someone. They have no clue how a gun operates. I don’t even think any oft hem have even touched a gun, but they know better than you.”
In 2020, it is likely Democrats will target the Iowa House and attempt to gain control of the chamber.
“This state is going to be under attack,” Wills said. “We’re going to have the fight of our life in November because we’ve got people who are going to be trying to defeat us so that they can take away our rights. It’s very important and I can’t overstate that.”