State Legislation

Rep. Baudler Files Bogus Charges Against Iowa Gun Owners!

My attorney advised me not to utter a peep about it until after the case was wrapped up. He told me what I knew all along. That the trumped-up “ethics charges” I was being hit with by Iowa Public Safety Committee Chairman, Clel Baudler — an outspoken opponent of Constitutional Carry — was payback . . . Payback for our success in FORCING the General Assembly to pass Stand-Your-Ground and

Stand-Your-Ground Takes Effect Here in Iowa!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wanted to be one of the first to congratulate you on making Stand-Your-Ground law a reality here in Iowa! Stand-Your-Ground law (House File 517) officially takes effect today! None of this would have happened without your nonstop work! All of your calls, all of your emails, and all of your financial contributions combined to make this issue one of the hottest in

Constitutional Carry on the Move!

Texas legislators want to call a special session to pass it. North Carolina voted it through the House yesterday. The Wisconsin State Senate had their first public hearing on it just last week. And gun owners in Michigan are making us look bad by passing it through committee and sending it to the House for a full vote soon. “It” is Constitutional Carry, and this legislation is on the move

The Next Step in the Fight for the Second Amendment!

After Iowa Gun Owners’ members and supporters’ stunning victory during the last legislative session — passing Stand-Your-Ground — I’m counting on your help to ensure we keep up our momentum! So won’t you please sign and submit your petition to the Iowa General Assembly, calling on them to pass Constitutional Carry in 2018? More on that below. As you’ll see, this petition simply urges your legislators to cosponsor the Iowa

2017 Gun Rights Legislative Wrap Up - Part 3

(This is the third part in our 2017 legislative wrap-up series. If you missed the first two parts in this series, you can find them here and here.) Part Three: Senate Action! With Stand-Your-Ground law having cleared the House, including the criminal immunity language that we fought so hard for, the fight moved into the Senate. Of course, in the past, any attempt to advance Stand-Your-Ground law through the Senate

2017 Gun Rights Legislative Wrap Up - Part 2

(This is the second part in our 2017 legislative wrap-up series. If you missed the first part, you can find that here.) Part Two: Stand-Your-Ground Law Heats Up! Once the 2017 legislative session gaveled in, Iowa Gun Owners worked with long-time Stand-Your-Ground bill sponsor, Senator Rick Bertrand, to file this legislation. And then we turned to you, our grassroots supporters, and asked you to contact the Senate and urge them

2017 Gun Rights Legislative Wrap Up - Part 1

As the dust settles on the close of the 2017 legislative session, it’s a great time to look back and see what was accomplished in our fight to defend the Second Amendment here in Iowa. Obviously, we completed a six-year battle to pass Stand-Your-Ground law and a whole lot more — but that didn’t just happen on its own! In this three part series, we’re going to review the 2017

Stand-Your-Ground Legislation Signed Into Law!

Earlier this morning, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed Stand-Your-Ground legislation (HF 517) into law! Portions of this bill take effect immediately, like your ability to teach your children to shoot a handgun and the confidentiality of your permit. Most will take effect on July 1. All of it has happened because of you, and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done to help us cross over the finish

For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Aaron DorrContact: (515) 309-7858Email: [email protected] April 13, 2017 Stand-Your-Ground Legislation Signed Into Law, Concluding a Multi-Year Effort! “Stand-Your-Ground law is a simple concept, but one that was vigorously opposed by anti-gun legislators for years. Gun owners made their voices heard by removing over half a dozen State Senators who had opposed this bill, since 2014. This is their victory.” -– Aaron Dorr, Executive Director, Iowa Gun

Call Governor Branstad Now!

As you know, Stand-Your-Ground law (HF517) has cleared the legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. The window on this is closing, so please contact the Governor’s office immediately and urge him to sign this bill into law right away! Please don’t lay this aside and assume it will happen, as powerful lobby forces including the Iowa County Attorneys Association and the Iowa Judicial Branch are working to get the