Iowa residents, please take 1 minute of your time to use the IFC website to contact your elected officials and ask them to prioritize gun rights this legislative session:
Under current Iowa law parents with a valid Permit to Carry who carry while picking up or dropping off their children at Iowa schools are committing a Class D felony. SSB1017 would decriminalize the act of carrying while taking your son or your daughter to school. Please contact the members of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee and urge them to pass SSB1017 as soon as possible. Make sure these elected officials understand that: Iowa’s Permit to Carry holders are peaceful, lawful … Continued
From the Iowa Firearms Coalition: Senate Study Bill 1017, decriminalizing lawful carry on school grounds was introduced and assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee this morning.SSB1017 restores the right of a person with a valid Permit to Carry to be in possession of firearm while picking up and dropping off their children at school without having to risk committing a felony. The Iowa Firearms Coalition has been working with Iowa legislators on this subject for more than a year, including … Continued
Below is an NRA news release on the passage of HF517 in Iowa. It is a good day for gun owners indeed! The Iowa Firearms Coalition was instrumental in getting this passed.
Iowa gun owners are encouraged to come to Second Amendment Day in the Iowa Legislature, on February 23, 2016.
The 2016 legislative session in Iowa has begun, and there are multiple pro-gun bills pending.
Last week, an attorney’s office about 1/4 mile down the road from my office was the scene of a shooting. The attacker later took his own life. Fortunately, the victims received “only” superficial physical injuries, according to news reports.
Below is an action alert from the Iowa Firearms Coalition, concerning the Omnibus Firearms Bill that I certainly hope to see passed his year. Please write to your elected officials using the advocacy campaign provided by the IFC. Week 19 Review Wednesday the Iowa House of Representatives passed its version the 2015 Standings Bill (aka the Appropriations Bill). This bill essentially sets the state budget for the coming fiscal year, without passing it we’d see a state government shutdown. When … Continued
Below is a call to action from the Iowa Firearms Coalition, regarding the Omnibus Gun Bill. I encourage Iowa residents to contact their elected officials today to help get this important pro-gun legislation passed.
From the Iowa Firearms Coalition: Senate File 425, the Omnibus Gun Bill, does a great many things to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of Iowans. Privacy protection, gun safety, suppressors, family rights, tougher penalties for criminals, and more. It’s time this bill was brought to a vote! Iowa residents, please click here to contact your elected officials. More information about this excellent pro-gun piece of legislation can be seen here.
For 4 years, my law firm has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully carry at the office. I mentioned that bonus in passing a couple years ago. On March 17, 2015, a boyfriend of a (still unidentified) former employee apparently mentioned that to a morning talk radio show that was discussing things employees could do to earn some extra money while at work. … Continued
NRA-backed House File 535, legislation prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms, has been assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee where it is in danger of being stalled or defeated for this legislative session. HF 535 passed in the House by an overwhelming 95 to 3 vote on March 18 after passing unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote the week before. Introduced originally as House File 81 by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this privacy protection legislation is an important … Continued
An NRA-backed bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms has been cleared for final approval in the state House of Representatives. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17) originally as House File 81, this privacy protection legislation passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote last week. It is now eligible to be considered on the state House floor as House File 535. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their … Continued
Many businesses in the firearm industry are under attack by oppressive laws and regulations in their current states or municipalities. As a result, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for them to provide us the selection and quality of product at competitive prices that we have come to expect and enjoy. These companies have been there for us. Now it’s time for us to be there for them. Many other states across the country are courting these companies and providing … Continued
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 NRA-backed House File 81 passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this important legislation would prohibit the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety of law-abiding citizens by publishing the names and addresses of … Continued
Below is an action alert from the NRA, regarding a pending anti gun bill in the state of Iowa. I encourage all law-abiding Iowa gun owners to take action.
Below is an NRA alert concerning anti-gun bills that are currently pending in Iowa. I strongly encourage Iowa’s law-abiding gun owners to contact their state representatives to oppose these misguided bills, and support the pro gun bill House File 81 that was introduced by Iowa State Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17).
As is readily apparent, those opposed to gun rights are making full use of the the the Sandy Hook School Shooting and resulting public sentiment to enact pointless and wrongful anti-gun laws. Now is the time for supporters of gun rights to take action. That action should be at both the individual and group levels:
Below is an NRA announcement concerning two important pro-gun bills for Iowa. I would encourage everyone who lives, works, or is otherwise involved with Iowa to take action:
As reported,Iowa Governor Chet Culver has finally signed SF2379, making Iowa a “shall issue” concealed carry state. This important law, which takes effect on January 1, 2011, will put an end to arbitrary denials of the right to carry a gun for self defense in Iowa.
As I previously mentioned, the Iowa house and senate passed SF2379, which would greatly improve Iowa’s concealed carry law by requiring that sheriffs to issue a permit to carry weapons to all applicants, unless they are subject to certain specific disqualifiers (under the current law, each sheriff can set their own policy, and arbitrarily deny law abiding citizens the right to carry a gun for self defense). However,
As reported, the Iowa House of Representatives passed Senate File 2379 by a vote of 81 to 15 and it will now head to Governor Chet Culver (D) for his consideration. SF2379 had previously passed in the Senate by a vote of 44 to 4. This bill is a huge victory for gun owners in the Hawkeye State and reinforces the legislature’s intent to treat the provisions of the Second Amendment as rights, not state-granted privileges. This NRA-backed bill would … Continued
I previously discussed Iowa SF-2379 and HF-2528, which are two pending bills that would turn Iowa into a “shall issue” concealed carry state. These bills, which are still pending, would prevent local sheriffs from arbitrarily denying Iowa’s law abiding citizens the right to carry a gun for self defense, as happens all to often. If you are an Iowa resident, please click here to contact your representatives and urge them to support these important bills.
Iowa Carry, an affiliate group of the Second Amendment Foundation that focuses on concealed carry rights for the state of Iowa, has created its own legislative action center. From that website, gun rights supporters can easily stay up to date on pending gun legislation and contact their representatives with just a few clicks. I would like to encourage Iowa residents to take a moment and use the legislative action center to urge their representatives to support HF2255, which would greatly … Continued