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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

Oppose the Semi-Auto Ban in Iowa: Sign the Petition!

“We have to start making radical changes…it’s time to start taking them.” I was stunned. This was what Representative Dan Mulbauer (D-Manilla) said this week in an interview with a central Iowa newspaper when talking about the guns that you and I use for self-defense every day. While the national media and notorious federal gun grabbers are laying the groundwork now to try to pass a new ban on “assault

Nationwide Gun Registration

President Obama Blatantly Ignores the Truth Behind Recent Mass Shootings, in Attempt to Set Up Nationwide Gun Registration “By ignoring the reality of so called Gun Free Zones, President Obama just ensured that fewer and fewer law abiding Americans will have the means to defend themselves from violent criminal attack.” – Aaron Dorr, Executive Director, Iowa Gun Owners (Des Moines, Iowa) – In a stunning display of hypocrisy, President Obama

Gun Bans Begin!

As I was leaving the Capitol a little bit ago, I received a personal call on my cell. It was my father-in-law, calling me from New York State. My in-laws live in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York – hours and hours away from New York City where family farms still dot the countryside. My father-in-law was calling to let me know that the New York General Assembly

Des Moines Register Calls for Violence Against Gun Owners

“I would tie [Second Amendment Supporters] to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they say the light on gun control.  And it that didn’t work, I’d adopt radical measures…” If gun owners called for violence against anti-gun politicians, we’d be locked up. But when the Des Moines Register calls for violence against gun owners…it’s protected speech. Tired of the double standard?

Legislative Session Begins, Threats to Gun Rights Emerge

The 2013 legislative session is officially underway as of today and Iowa Gun Owners staff was on hand to watch as pro-gun stalwarts like Representative Tom Shaw, Representative Jason Schultz , and Representative Dwayne Alons got sworn back into office. We were also pleased to watch other newly elected office holders get sworn in who won their seats in part due to the help they received from IGO PAC. It’s

Liberal Des Moines Register Comes to Baudler's Aid

“…one group stands out for its sheer, undisguised brazenness.” This is what the liberal columnist Rekha Basu, from the Des Moines Register, had to say about Iowa Gun Owners and your efforts to protect and defend your 2nd Amendment rights over the last few days. You see, it was a long week at the Capitol for the anti-gun Representative Clel Baudler. Hundreds and hundreds of you have called the Capitol

Clel Baudler: 4 Years of Gutting the 2nd Amendment

Over the last few days many of you have been contacting Public Safety Chairman Representative Clel Baudler strongly urging him to stop his blockade of Constitutional Carry and to stop weakening the plethora of other gun bills that are being gutted, stripped and weakened by Clel  in his committee. Some of you have been contacting our office wanting to know more about the record of Rep. Baudler, as Baudler has