I’m just beginning to turn the screws on anti-gun Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal over Stand-Your-Ground.
My first meeting with House Leadership where I insisted on action on this critical bill is now complete.
Thanks to your action, the wheels are turning, and I expect to have BIG news to report in the coming weeks…
But in such an important election year like 2016 — and Constitutional Carry on the march all over the country — I’m not about to let up the pressure on the Iowa General Assembly for one minute.
We have to go “all in.” We have to give it everything we have.
That’s why I’m counting on you to sign your Constitutional Carry petition, today!
As you’ll see, this petition insists that your State Representative and Senator do everything in their power to force public, roll-call votes on Constitutional Carry.
If passed, Constitutional Carry would restore the right of Iowa citizens to carry a concealed weapon to protect themselves — WITHOUT going through a bunch of bureaucratic rigmarole or paying expensive fees.
This is the way it’s done in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Vermont and Wyoming.
And it’s on the march in states like Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia and Utah as well.
Last year, it passed in multiple states, including Maine — even with Democratic control of one chamber of their State Legislature!
So why can’t it happen here in Iowa?
Sadly, just like with Stand-Your-Ground, it’s because too many politicians talk a good game on gun rights but REFUSE to lift a finger once elected.
But after the murders in San Bernardino, more Americans than ever before are not putting up with these legislative games.
They understand that criminals, madmen and ISIS terrorist wannabees don’t submit to trainings, pay government fees, or apply for a plastic-coated permission slip to carry their firearm legally.
All these INFRINGMENTS on our God-given right to keep and bear arms do is create roadblocks for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.
It’s time they were wiped off the books.
It’s time our General Assembly got serious about protecting our Second Amendment rights by passing BOTH Stand-Your-Ground and Constitutional Carry.
If you agree, please sign your petition right away.
Despite the hand-wringing of nanny-staters, states with Constitutional Carry aren’t hotbeds of Old West shootouts or vigilante justice.
Studies show that the more guns that are in the hands of law-abiding citizens, the safer our communities are.
That’s because career criminals know that running into a potential victim who is armed is a recipe for “early retirement.”
The only exception is so-called “gun free zones,” where politicians have done the work of ensuring murderers never run into anyone who can defend themselves.
That’s why — even as you and I keep up the pressure on the General Assembly to pass Stand-Your-Ground — it’s time to start building support for Constitutional Carry.
That means forcing public, roll-call votes in BOTH houses of the General Assembly.
If we can succeed in this goal, Constitutional Carry will become a MAJOR election year issue — even if gun-grabbers manage to defeat it.
Whenever gun rights are a major issue in an election, gun-grabbers go down in flames.
In fact, after forcing a vote on Constitutional Carry during the 2009-2010 legislative session, pro-gun forces swept control of the State House in the November elections!
That’s why I believe it’s time to start turning up the heat.
But I hope you won’t stop there.
I hope you’ll agree to a generous contribution as well to, help Iowa Gun Owners launch a full-scale statewide mobilization program.
That means mail and email to generate petitions like the one you’ll be signing.
But it also means phone banks, social media work, press conferences, radio interviews as well as paid radio, newspaper and TV ads to really turn up the heat on state legislators.
So can I count on your most generous support right away?
I know I’ve asked you for a lot in recent months.
But the truth is, I’m not a rich man.
And Iowa Gun Owners doesn’t have a bank account full of BILLIONS of dollars like Michael Bloomberg.
Instead, I must depend on the consistent action of good folks like you who truly care about your Second Amendment rights to make a difference.
I don’t think there’s any question your action is working.
Personally, I’d love to give a big pat on the back for everything you’ve done and continue to do.
But there’s so much at stake in 2016.
As I mentioned, we have to go “all in.” We must fight harder than ever.
If that’s too much, I hope you’ll please agree to $50 or at least $25.
With your generosity, I can create the kind of firestorm that will FORCE politicians in BOTH parties in Des Moines to react.
Whether they think so or not, your State Representative and Senator still work for you.
P.S. With your help, I want to make sure EVERY gun-grabber in Des Moines is exposed by forcing a roll-call vote in BOTH houses of the General Assembly on Constitutional Carry.
Just forcing a vote puts you and me in a win/win situation.
Either Constitutional Carry passes this year, or gun-grabbers get exposed and face certain defeat at the ballot box. But I’m counting on your support to make it happen.