Federal Legislation

Senate Vote Coming Very Soon on Loretta Lynch!

As soon as today, the US Senate could be voting on whether or not to approve Loretta Lynch as your next Attorney General. This is a battle that has been dragging on for months and it’s reaching a fevered pitch. Of course, all gun owners know about the virtual non-stop litany of 2nd Amendment related abuses that have been foisted upon the country by current Attorney General Eric Holder. Whether

Come Meet Dudley Brown in Des Moines!

Please see the important message below from my good friend Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights, about his upcoming trip to Des Moines this Wednesday! Dudley will be in town holding a press conference discussing the US Senate race between Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley that has garnered so much national attention. Please make some time to come to this event – details below! For Freedom,

Bruce Braley v Joni Ernst on Your Gun Rights!

As last weekend’s “Iowa Poll” indicates, the race to see who will be Iowa’s next United States Senator is going to come down to the wire as this race is locked in a virtual dead heat with less than 1% separating the candidates from each other. As one Iowa political commentator told us recently, “This is one of the closest races I’ve ever seen…It’s simply too close to call.” That’s

Law Abiding Gun Owner Facing 10 Years in Prison - Take Action!

Imagine getting a call in the middle of the night from your 27 year old daughter, who tearfully told you that she’d mistakenly carried her concealed firearm into Illinois as she traveled with her children to go visit a friend, and had been arrested for it! As she sat in the Illinois State Police holding cell the details poured out: it was late, she was traveling on I-74 through Peoria,

WANTED: Candidate Survey from Mark Jacobs and Joni Ernst!

Things are heating up all over the state right now as the June 3rd primary is getting closer and most every candidate is trying to claim the most aggressive stance on the 2nd Amendment. We’ve recently reported on the results of our survey program in the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts and if you missed it you can read it here. For our coverage on the 3rd Congressional District, follow

Who's Standing up for Gun Rights in Congressional 1 and 2?

“As Iowa’s largest and only ‘No Compromise’ gun rights organization, Iowa Gun Owners has been working around the clock to survey all the candidates seeking elected office here in Iowa at the state level. We’ll be issuing a detailed report on the upcoming state primary races shortly. At the same time, Iowa Gun Owners has partnered with the National Association for Gun Rights to pursue candidate surveys from candidates seeking

Who's Hiding From Gun Owners in the 3rd Congressional District?

“Since our recent email regarding Senate GOP primary candidate Mark Jacobs’ refusal to answer the Iowa Gun Owners candidate survey questionnaire, we’ve been flooded with calls, emails, and Facebook messages from gun owners wanting to know about other races. If you live in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District or have friends in this district – this email is for you. This GOP primary is a very crowded field with 6 candidates

US Senate GOP Primary Update - Mark Jacobs Refuses Survey!

“Is Iowa Gun Owners affiliated with the National Association for Gun Rights…yeah, we’ve discussed this and we’re not filling out this candidate survey…” …so said Brian Dumas, campaign manager for Mark Jacobs when I stood in his office just yesterday afternoon in West Des Moines asking whether or not Jacobs would be surveying. You read that right, Mark Jacobs is REFUSING to tell you and me where he stands on

US Senate to NSA: Are you tracking gun owners??

For several years, Iowa Gun Owners’ members have been pushing to repeal the Iowa permit to purchase law on the grounds that having it in place is unconstitutional. Having to obtain a permit to exercise a constitutional right is just backwards. More, it harkens back to the era of “Jim Crow” laws from last century where one group of citizens denied the right to own firearms to another group of

"Mental Health Reform" - Gun Control in Camouflage!

This week the Governor of Florida is being asked to sign HB-1355 into law. HB-1355, a reaction to what happened last year in Connecticut, is similar to legislation proposed in Iowa this year and is something that we may be dealing with again next year. HB-1355 would vastly expand the growing list of “prohibited persons” in Florida who are blocked from possessing firearms – over 100,000 gun owners would lose