State Legislation

This Is Why We Need Constitutional Carry!

  Travel bans. Empty store shelves. State of emergency declarations. State/counties ending concealed carry permit applications. If there was ever a doubt in your mind as to why it is essential that Iowa pass Constitutional Carry legislation, I trust the news of the last few days has answered that question for you, once and for all. While it’s hard to separate prudent preparation from mass panic on the part of

Buy a Gun, Get Hit with a Red Flag Gun Seizure!

As nasty as ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation is in general, I wanted to call your attention to one part of that bill we are fighting against here in Iowa, in particular. Again, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ laws would allow you to have your guns confiscated and your permits seized through secret, ex-parte court proceedings that you know nothing about — and before you’ve been convicted of a crime! It

Watch Out for This Red Flag Bait and Switch!

  As thousands of Iowans have learned over the last few days, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation (H.F. 2367) has been filed and is on the move here in Iowa. We detailed this bill in our alert last night, and also gave you a link to enable you to automatically email your lawmakers in opposition to this bill. If you haven’t sent your email opposing this legislation, do so at

Red Flag Gun Seizure Legislation Filed in Iowa!

We’ve been preparing gun owners for this fight for some time, and now it’s here. ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation has been filed in the Iowa House of Representatives, and folks, this is one of the worst versions of this legislation that we’ve ever seen. And that’s why I hope that you’ll take immediate action to help us shut down House File 2367, before it gets too high off the

We Need to Keep Our Foot on Their Necks!

It’s time to finish this fight. With the 2020 elections on the horizon, establishment political insiders in Des Moines are scared. They have a growing fear that the Iowa House could flip on election night. To be blunt, I’m not sure that’s going to happen, as President Trump is likely going to drag a bunch of these suburban seats across the finish line all by himself. But that’s not what

IGO Unveils First Digital Ad of 2020!

As every gun owner in Iowa knows, ‘Lyin Dan Dawson’ is one of the main opponents to Constitutional Carry legislation in the Iowa Senate. As the Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dawson has been able to exert pressure on the committee members, who held SF 165 back last session even though this legislation has overwhelming grassroots support. But that’s not all. You see, when Dawson first ran for office,

Support Constitutional Carry!!

Moments ago, the 2020 legislative session kicked off in Des Moines. Support for Constitutional Carry is exploding here in Iowa! In fact, during the opening week of the Iowa legislature, over 4,000 emails hammered the Capitol in support of SF 165/HF 118! A caucus staffer told me as I walked out of the Capitol late Thursday that, ‘We’ve never seen this many emails on anything in the opening week of

A New Tool in the Fight for Gun Rights!

Do you ever get the idea that your lawmakers only want to hear from you every two years, when they are looking for your votes around the time of their re-election? If you’ve ever thought that way, it’s because it’s true. Sure, they may shake your hand at a county function or give you 30 seconds at a forum one Saturday every couple of months, but that’s mostly a chance

Arrogance

The 2020 session of the Iowa legislature kicked off with a bang yesterday in Des Moines! In the opening hours of the 2020 session, over 2,500 emails descended into the legislature from all corners of the state reminding lawmakers of two things: First, Iowans want Constitutional Carry law passed in 2020! Second, Iowans are bitterly opposed to Constitution-shredding ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation! The pressure was visible on the faces

Legislative Session Begins Today in Des Moines – Take Action!

Moments ago, the 2020 legislative session kicked off in Des Moines, meaning our fight to defend and expand our Second Amendment rights just went into high gear! And while it’s only the first day of the new session, I need you to take immediate action so that lawmakers know what we demand of them during this 2020 session. With the 2020 elections already on the horizon, moderate Republicans are desperately