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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

Breaking: Stand-Your-Ground Law Passes the Legislature!

You did it! Moments ago, the Iowa House of Representatives passed Stand-Your-Ground law, adopting the conforming change that was added in the Senate by a vote of 57-35 (with 8 not voting)! This means that Stand-Your-Ground law has cleared the legislature and is headed to Governor Branstad’s desk! What’s more, thanks to your constant calls and emails to the legislature demanding no weakening amendments — we accomplished much more than

Stand-Your-Ground Law Clears the Senate!

BOOM!!!!! Moments ago, Stand-Your-Ground law passed through the Iowa Senate by a vote of 33-17, thanks to an avalanche of calls and emails from you! What’s more, despite the efforts of many legislators, it passed with NO weakening amendments. That means that not only did we get Stand-Your-Ground legislation, but also: >>>  Removal of the ridiculous law that makes it a crime for parents and grandparents to decide when to

Stand-Your-Ground Law Vote TODAY!

In case you missed our alert yesterday, the vote for Stand-Your-Ground law is taking place TODAY! That means you have time for one last round of calls into the Senate, something that I hope you’ll do right away. Your message is simple: SUPPORT Stand-Your-Ground law and OPPOSE any amendments to weaken the bill! There will be amendments offered and there are definitely attempts underway to undermine the impact of this

Senate Floor Vote Expected on Stand-Your-Ground TOMORROW!

This is it! After years of battling with an anti-gun State Senate led by the notorious Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal — the fight for Stand-Your-Ground law will hit the Senate floor tomorrow according to multiple sources! While we won’t know for certain for a few more hours, I need you to take immediate action! With your help, we’ve been firing on all cylinders this session, hammering away on the

What Happened to the ISSDA?!

“What happened to them? They used to be on our side!” After our email earlier this week, urging you to cease your financial support of the “Elite Anti-Gun Lobby,” — the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association (ISSDA) -– I’ve heard this question a lot. If you missed the email from the other day, you can view it here. The short version is that the ISSDA is conducting their annual

They Want to Crush Your Gun Rights and They Want Your Money!

Like most of you, I came home from work Tuesday evening and started skimming over the mail that my kids had placed on our kitchen table earlier in the day. Thankfully, my wife had already grabbed the bills so I didn’t have to deal with that –- but one letter caught my eye in particular. It was a fundraising letter sent to me by my Sheriff, on behalf of the