State Legislation

Statewide Media Campaign Launched to Pass Stand-Your-Ground Law!

As you know, Iowa Gun Owners relies on grassroots pressure to advance or defeat legislation in the Capitol and to hold legislators accountable at election time. With your help, 35 anti-gun incumbents have been booted from office by mobilized gun owners over the past few election cycles. That’s why we’re on the verge of passing the largest gun bill that Iowa has ever seen! But we can’t let up on

Video Update on the Fight for Stand-Your-Ground Law in Iowa!

With so much happening in the legislature last week on Stand-Your-Ground law, we’re getting flooded with questions on the status of this bill, as well as what it would mean for Iowans if passed into law. That’s why we’ve prepared this video update for you, to overview the politics and policy implications of House File 517 — and to tell you how you can help! Please watch the video and

Stand-Your-Ground Law Clears Senate Committee!

“We’re terrified of the political clout that gun owners represent, you obliterated our ranks last fall, we don’t like Stand-Your-Ground law, but we don’t want to be accused of voting against it.” No, the anti-gunners in Des Moines aren’t saying that publicly — but they might as well have. Yesterday, in a 10-2 vote (with 1 Senator voting ‘present’) Stand-Your-Ground law moved through the Judiciary Committee with no amendments! Thank

Stand-Your-Ground Committee Vote Confirmed for Tomorrow!

The full Senate Judiciary Committee will be taking up Stand-Your-Ground law TOMORROW at 11:00am! The media is going nuts from Sioux City to Cedar Rapids. The notoriously anti-gun Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association is working around the clock trying to stop us. And anti-gun Senators have already announced their intentions to do all they can to weaken the impact of this bill with anti-gun amendments tomorrow! That’s why it’s

Stand-Your-Ground Clears Sub-Committee! Fight Coming!

Just a few hours ago, a Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee moved Stand-Your-Ground legislation along -– setting us up for a full committee vote that may happen fast! We need you to act fast, as the opposition to this bill is mounting. The anti-gun hysterics were on full display today during the comment section of the committee meeting as everyone from church groups to medical associations were on hand to try to

Stand-Your-Ground Sub-Committee Today at 3pm!

The Senate Sub-Committee hearing on Stand-Your-Ground law (HF517) will be taking place at 3pm today — which is why it’s urgent that you contact the sub-committee members right away! Stand-Your-Ground law faces fierce opposition from Michael Bloomberfront-groups, and anti-gun special interest organizations in the Capitol. And of course, as we all know, radically anti-gun media outlets from Council Bluffs to Cedar Rapids and everywhere in between are doing whatever they

Stand-Your-Ground Legislation Assigned to Senate Sub-Committee!

As you’ll remember, the Iowa House passed Stand-Your-Ground law last week by an overwhelming majority. Even better, thanks to your calls and emails, the all-important civil and criminal immunity language was finally put back into the bill! Having passed the House, the bill has now been assigned to the Senate Sub-Committee and they need to hear from you right away. More on that in a moment. Anti-gun organizations in the

Stand Your Ground Law Clears the Iowa House - At a Cost!

Yesterday afternoon the Iowa House passed Stand-Your-Ground law by a vote of 58-39! Even better, after your calls and emails into the House leadership team, they put both criminal and civil immunity language back into this bill via a floor amendment! Thank you so much for calling and emailing them — it made all the difference! This means that unless there is probable cause to believe that you violated Iowa’s

Video Update on Status of Stand-Your-Ground Legislation!

This last week in the legislature brought some dangerous developments on the omnibus gun bill that is making its way through the legislative process. All too often, moderates in House leadership are the first to cut a deal — and your gun rights suffer as a result. That’s what happened last Wednesday. Please watch the video update that I’ve prepared for you below.   Now that you know what the

We Made a Mistake!

“My understanding is that the lack of that language in the House version is a mistake, and will be put right. I hope that is true.” So said WHO radio’s Simon Conway Monday during his drive time radio show, as more and more Iowans are seeing what Iowa Gun Owners has been saying for over a week now. You see, while Senator Rick Bertrand’s Stand-Your-Ground law (SF 262) contains the