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When Will the ISSDA Stand Up for the 2nd Amendment in Iowa?

Since the day that George Zimmerman was arrested last year, the liberal media, the anti-gun lobby, and national anti-gun personalities have all been demanding one thing: get rid of Stand-Your-Ground legislation now! Stand-Your-Ground law simply removes the duty to retreat that you and I currently suffer under here in Iowa, and allows you to take defensive action in the face of a violent criminal attack. In addition, these Stand-Your-Ground protections

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Happy Independence Day from the board of directors of Iowa Gun Owners! On this day our nation adopted it’s Declaration of Independence, telling England that we would be a sovereign nation from that point on. During the run-up to the 4th of July, private individuals and loose affiliations of people began to purchase and store weapons fearing all out war with England. Hearing that everyday men and women were arming

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

Mayor Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Madness Comes to Iowa!

For years, radical leftist zealot and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been on a rampage to dictate how you get to live your life. Whether it be banning soft drinks over 16oz, banning Styrofoam cups, forcing retailers to keep their tobacco products hidden from public sight, or limiting how much salt you can have on your food in restaurants – the elitist goals of Mayor Bloomberg know no

"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

2013 Iowa General Assembly Legislative Wrap-Up Part 3

(This is part 3 of our 2013 “Year in Review” series. If you missed part 1 or 2, you can find it here and here.) As the 2013 legislative session wore on, it was clear that many normally pro-gun legislators were cowed into silence this year. Maybe it was the Des Moines Register’s seemingly daily diatribes against gun owners and calls for violence against pro-gun legislators in the wake of

Gun Show in Mt. Pleasant!

If you live anywhere near South East Iowa we have some exciting news for you. Iowa Gun Owners will be coming to the Gun Show in Mt. Pleasant this weekend! The show will be held in McMillan Park, located at S Walnut St & E Webster St, in Mt. Pleasant. Their are very few gun shows held in SE Iowa, there hasn’t been one in this part of the state

The IRS and Your Gun Rights

By now you’ve likely heard about the growing scandal in Washington D.C. The IRS just admitted that they were using the full power of their agency to target conservative political organizations in an attempt to shut them down or keep them from ever getting started. Organizations similar to Iowa Gun Owners, or perhaps your local Tea Party organization, or a regional pro-life organization, have been targeted in a disgusting abuse