State Legislation

Major Fight Coming Over Constitutional Carry!

Politicians listen to one thing — political pressure in their districts. Anyone who tells you otherwise, especially if it’s your local legislator, is naïve or trying to sell you something. We’ve seen this time and time again, most recently in our fight to advance Stand-Your-Ground law: grassroots pressure works! That’s why, during the summer and fall months before the 2018 legislative session, Iowa Gun Owners is working overtime trying to

I Support Constitutional Carry But...

As the liberal media here in Iowa continues to try to demonize the gun bill that was passed here in Iowa this year, I can hardly wait to see them explode as we push for Constitutional Carry next session! Of course, they are going to scream bloody murder, but all of their bluster and hype will be more of the same FAKE NEWS that you and I have come to

The Next Step for Iowa

For years, former Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal said, “No!” For years, former Judiciary Chairman Steve Sodders said, “No!” For years, the liberal media here in Iowa smugly said, “No!” All of the ‘cool kids’ in Des Moines have been saying “No” to Constitutional Carry for a long time -– but now it is our turn! The members of Iowa Gun Owners sent a deafening message last year to gun-grabbers

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