I know that it’s Monday morning and everyone’s still buzzing at the biggest Super Bowl comeback of all time last night, but I need you to read this and take action!
As we reported to you last week, Stand-Your-Ground law has been filed by Senator Rick Bertrand and is awaiting cosponsors.
We’ve been asking you for some time now via email, Facebook live videos, and direct mail to contact your Senators and urge them to support this crucial legislation — and boy did you ever!
I’m excited to announce that I’ve just finished meeting with Senator Bertrand and the list of Senators who are backing this bill is EXPLODING!
Right now, the following Senators have cosponsored Stand-Your-Ground law:
Senators’ Anderson, Behn, Breitbach, Brown, Chapman, Chelgren, Costello, Edler, Garrett, Greene, Guth, Johnson (Craig), Kapucian, Kraayenbrink, Rozenboom, Schneider, Sinclair, Smith, Zaun, and Zumbach!
And of course, Senator Rick Bertrand is the tireless lead sponsor of this bill.
All told, we currently have 21 names on Stand-Your-Ground law thanks to you!
Your calls, emails, and Facebook messages are working — but we have a long way to go.
Please do a few things right away this morning!
First, if your Senator has supported this legislation, make sure to let him/her know you appreciate it. That means a lot.
Second, let Rick Bertrand know how much you appreciate him fighting for this issue day in and day out. You can email him at [email protected].
Third, please help us get more names on this bill! It’s going to be filed shortly, meaning the window for cosponsoring is closing fast.
There’s no reason this bill can’t have the backing of 30 Senators since we’ve increased the size of the pro-gun majority after the fall elections!
So please contact the following Senators and urge them to get behind this bill, by cosponsoring it right away. Please contact:
>>> Senator Mark Lofgren
515-281-3371 (anytime after 11am today)
>>> Senator Mark Segebart
515-281-3371 (anytime after 11am today)
Almost every politician in Des Moines says that they are pro-gun during election season — but right now is when the rubber meets the road here in Iowa!
So again, if your Senator’s name is on the list as having cosponsored, be sure to let them know you appreciate it.
But please immediately call, email, or message on Facebook those names listed above who’ve not yet cosponsored but who we think will do so if they hear from you.
Urge them to immediately cosponsor this bill, before it’s too late!
As a reminder, Stand-Your-Ground law is very simple. It simply removes the duty to retreat from a violent aggressor before taking action to defend yourself or your loved ones.
The idea of having to retreat from an armed criminal — bent on murder, rape, kidnapping, etc. — before I can defend my family is enough to make my blood boil.
Yet we have multiple cases right here in Iowa of law abiding gun owners who’ve been arrested and drug through the system, all because some anti-gun prosecutor was trying to make a name for themselves.
Stand-Your-Ground law would stop all of that.
It would also put an end to frivolous lawsuits being brought against you by the criminal or their estate — meaning you can’t be bankrupted in civil court if you were not guilty in criminal court!
Now is the time to make this happen here in Iowa, and that starts with getting as many Senators on board supporting this bill as possible!
So please contact the names listed above and urge them to get behind this bill right away.
Once you’re done, please consider chipping in $100, $50, $25 or even just $10 to help Iowa Gun Owners get the word out to as many gun owners as possible!
The anti-gun crowd will be bringing a full court press against this bill, and we need to be able to fight back by mobilizing as many grassroots Iowans as possible.
Whatever you do, please contact the names listed above right away, that’s most important.
P.S. Support for Stand-Your-Ground law is exploding in Des Moines with 21 Senators already backing this bill!
If your Senator has cosponsored, please let them know you appreciate it by contacting them.
But there are more legislators who have pledged support for this bill that need to hear from you right away. Please contact them, using the information above, this morning!