City & County Legislation

Gun Owners Trounce the Des Moines City Council!

Have you ever heard the expression, “You can’t fight city hall?” Well, whomever said that wasn’t a part of the Iowa Gun Owners army — who obliterated a pair of gun control ordinances in the Des Moines City Council last night! Hearing the council members trip over themselves, trying to get away from the pressure of gun owners, was just priceless! “I’m sorry.” “I misspoke.” “This wasn’t my intention.” “We

Des Moines City Council Declares War on Gun Owners!

Des Moines City Mayor Frank Cownie, along with other members on the city council, have declared war on law abiding gun owners! In fact, the council is meeting THIS COMING Monday to decide on a pair of new city ordinances that would restrict your gun rights! That’s why I hope you’ll take action once you finish this email — making sure the council members know that you are opposed to

Madison County Joins Woodbury in Lifting Weapons Ban!

As we told you last week, Woodbury County recently voted to lift their “Gun Free Zone” policies in accordance with the new Iowa code which took effect this past weekend. Throughout that 90 minute discussion, those who were testifying in support of violating Iowa law and maintaining the weapons ban made much of the fact that they were unaware of any other county who was trying to do this. Well,

Woodbury County Lifts Gun Ban!

As we told you earlier this week, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday night to discuss their weapons policy in light of the new gun laws that take effect this weekend. Thanks in part to your calls and emails, I’m pleased to report that the Council voted 3-1 to overturn their previous ‘Gun Free Zone’ policies! In light of this, Iowa Gun Owners is being FLOODED with calls,

All Eyes Are On Sioux City Tonight!

Last week the Iowa Supreme Court published an opinion piece wherein they announced their intention to disregard the legislation passed earlier this year that would end ‘Gun Free Zones’ in county government buildings. Never mind the fact that the duly elected legislature passed this bill. Never mind the fact that then-Governor Terry Branstad signed it into law, in accordance with his constitutional authority. Never mind the fact that the court’s

Bettendorf City Council Relents – For Now...

There’s been a flurry of activity going on in Iowa this week that effects your gun rights — in fact this alert is a few days late as it is. Late Tuesday, as we were in the Capitol watching Stand-Your-Ground law passing through the House, the City Council of Bettendorf dropped their silly proposal from their agenda. In case you missed our earlier alert on this, the Mayor was working

Gun Owners in Bettendorf Need Our Help!

There’s a lot going on in the Capitol right now on gun legislation that we’ll update you on later tonight — but this is an urgent request from gun owners in Bettendorf. I hope that you’ll read this brief email, and take immediate action! Tonight, at 7pm, the Bettendorf City Council will be taking the first step in the process to make it illegal for you to carry or possess

Iowa Gun Owners is Seeking County Coordinators in your County!

“That’s all I know for now, I’ll let you take it from there,” said an IGO member who called our office last year. That’s how the ball got rolling in North Liberty, last fall, as Iowa Gun Owners went on to stop another town- based gun ban that was in the works. Honestly, almost every single one of the gun bans we have stopped over the last couple of years

Hubbard: Out With a Whimper

In the end, it went out with a whimper. A month ago, the local newspaper screamed the headline: Hubbard Pursues Gun Ban. But last night, after a solid week of calls, emails, in-person visits, and Facebook messages – Hubbard City Mayor Marshall Simmerman didn’t have the stomach to follow through with his plan to ban all firearms on city property and didn’t even put the item on the agenda! Of

Iowa: The City of Hubbard Moves on Your Gun Rights!

Folks, it’s happening again! Please take time and read this article in full, and take action as soon as possible! If you’ve been with Iowa Gun Owners for some time now, you know that we fight hard to expose gun control in the back chambers of the committee rooms here in Des Moines. However, gun control advocates don’t just hang out in the State House – but in City Councils