BOOM! SAPA Passes House Sub-Committee!

Moments ago, a House Sub-Committee approved IGO’s Second Amendment Preservation Act (HF-147) by a vote of 2-1, sending it on to the full Judiciary Committee for further consideration!

Thank you to every single one of you who have emailed or called the members of this sub-committee urging them to approve this legislation.

Well over 500 IGO members left a public statement of support for this legislation on the sub-committee’s website since this morning — something that has everyone talking in Des Moines!

That included Carroll County Attorney John Werden, who made it clear that SAPA is desperately needed to protect Iowa cops, as well as law abiding gun owners.

The bill now heads to the full Judiciary Committee. And while Republicans have complete control of this committee, based on our conversations today, you need to contact the committee now!


SAPA law would protect gun owners in Iowa by requiring Iowa cops to only enforce Iowa laws when it comes to firearms, ammunition, and accessories. If Biden wants to mandate gun control, the feds would have to enforce that themselves.

SAPA law would protect cops in Iowa. Right now if they are ordered to enforce federal gun control, our cops can disobey the order and get fired, or comply and violate their oath of office.

SAPA puts the power in the hands of ‘We the People.’ If a law enforcement agency violates SAPA and enforces federal gun control laws, you could take the agency into civil court.

SAPA has tremendous precedent in the United States Supreme Court in cases that range from 1842 – 2018! The Court has always allowed the states to refuse to enforce federal laws.

SAPA is already in effect in nearby Missouri, who enacted this identical legislation in 2021! So over 6 million Missourians don’t have to worry about local cops enforcing federal tyranny.


But I want to be clear: passing the sub-committee was just the first step in this process. And even though the Judiciary Committee has a 14-7 GOP majority, passing SAPA won’t be easy.

Michael Bloomberg’s lobby team is doing everything they can to stop us. As are the Iowa Catholic Conference, Iowa Mental Health Planning Council, League of Women Voters, and more.

Jered Taylor, our legislation liaison, testified at length today, providing expert testimony about SAPA law and discussing the May 31st timeline that Biden has put on us!

But nothing is more impactful than legislators hearing from massive numbers of grassroots gun owners — nothing.

So please email the committee right away and stand by for further updates as this fight progresses.

And be aware that Iowa Gun Owners will be giving a live update recapping today’s sub-committee action in a matter of minutes. To watch that, go to our Facebook page!

For Iowa,

Aaron Dorr
Iowa Gun Owners