State Legislation

Is the Dubuque City Council Taking Marching Orders from NYC Mayor Bloomberg?

This is urgent. I just got off the phone with an IGO member in Dubuque calling to inform us that the City Council is working to ban all home based firearms businesses in the city of Dubuque. This is not a major surprise, as the Mayor of Dubuque, Roy D. Buol, is a member of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s radical collection of mayors who are trying to stamp out the

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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

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

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

Des Moines Register's Stupidity Threatens School Safety!

They are at it again. The Des Moines Register’s incredible bias against guns, gun owners, and our basic freedoms is so intense that several months ago they allowed their editorial board to call for violence against pro-gun politicians. Of course, if you or I did this to anti-gun politicians we’d likely wind up in jail. But for them, it’s “protected speech.” Well, in that same vein, yesterday’s “protected speech” from

Act Now to Protect CCW Permit Holder Information!

Earlier in the year, we watched the members of the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association (ISSDA) come to Des Moines and begin to do what they do best: lobby against your gun rights. Using the intimidation power of their office, these elite anti-gun lobbyists are effective at stalling and killing pro-gun legislation – because they get to use YOUR tax money to accomplish their agenda. As we documented in

Potential Gun Vote Coming up in the Iowa Senate!

Early next week in the Iowa Senate, there will likely be a vote on allowing all school employees to carry concealed weapons on school property. Iowa Gun Owners supports this legislation, a variation of the legislation that Senator Sorenson sponsored for us earlier this year in the Senate. While not mandating that school employees be armed, this legislation would allow any employee who wants to carry a gun for self-defense