State Legislation

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

Most Dangerous Anti-Gun Bill of 2013 Introduced in Des Moines!

While the snow in Des Moines may have sent the General Assembly home early this week – they did not go home without dropping the most dangerous bill of this legislative session into play. The gun-grabbers in Iowa have been hearing from you, loud and clear. They know that you are watching their every move when it comes to the ban on transferring “high cap” mags. Their proposal to mandate

Iowa's Anti-Gunners Attack "High-Cap" Magazines!!

This is urgent. Please take a moment to read this email carefully and take action immediately. As you know, the gun grabbers nationwide are working overtime now to cram gun control down our throats in the wake of the recent mass shootings that have occurred. We’ve watched our friends in other states lose their gun rights – this year – through their state general assembly. Here in Iowa, we’ve enjoyed

Urgent Alert - New Law in Iowa Would Establish Massive Gun Registry!

Like many of you, I will never forget the first gun that my grandfather gave to me as a youth. For me, it was a little single shot, breech-loading .410 shotgun. This gun had been in Grandpa’s family for a long time, and I still remember opening the box on Christmas afternoon and looking in disbelief at the gun laying there. I remember walking out behind the grain bins on

"Universal Background Check" Schemes

There is no way to enforce a “Universal Background Check” scheme without government keeping records of all firearms and firearm owners.   So-called “Universal Background Check” schemes are nothing more than a guise for gun registration and gun registration is the first step to outright gun confiscation.  “Universal Background Check” schemes would turn fathers and grandfathers into felons for handing down a hunting shotgun to their sons. Click here to sign

Mental health reform in Iowa and your rights...

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to discuss mental health reform in Iowa. Democrat Wally Horn (D-35) asked about ways that the legislature can “preemptively stop” the next mass shooting incident by adjusting the mental health laws. I shudder just thinking about that…the government deciding, IN ADVANCE, who is likely to commit a crime. Like every law abiding Iowa gun owner, the last thing I want is for someone who

Iowa's Elite Anti-Gun Lobby

This week as I stood in the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting watching the committee discussing mental health reform and gun control, I saw a sadly familiar sight. The most unified and organized anti-gun lobby force in the state was out in force: the Iowa State Sheriff’s and Deputies Association (ISSDA). The ISSDA was there doing what they do best, using the intimidation factor of their uniform to tell the General

Enter to Win a FREE AR-15

Dear Friends, As Iowa Gun Owners prepares to meet the gun grabbers in Iowa head on this legislative session to prevent any attacks on our 2nd Amendment rights, we need to increase the size of our grassroots army. As part of that process, it gives me great pleasure to announce that IGO is giving away a FREE AR-15 rifle! CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE DRAWING This is the exact weapon