The Senate Sub-Committee hearing on Stand-Your-Ground law (HF517) will be taking place at 3pm today — which is why it’s urgent that you contact the sub-committee members right away!
Stand-Your-Ground law faces fierce opposition from Michael Bloomberfront-groups, and anti-gun special interest organizations in the Capitol.
And of course, as we all know, radically anti-gun media outlets from Council Bluffs to Cedar Rapids and everywhere in between are doing whatever they can to stop this bill.
Of course, Stand-Your-Ground law is a simple concept.
If you or your loved ones are attacked in a public place, you’d be able to stand your ground and defend yourself without having to retreat first.
As a former police officer, I can tell you that the last thing you want to do when facing a lethal threat is try to move backwards!
But sadly, as Iowa doesn’t have this legislation, anti-gun county prosecutors have been able to wrongfully prosecute gun owners for simply defending themselves.
These politically driven prosecutions would stop with passage of Stand-Your-Ground law. That’s why it’s urgent you contact the sub-committee members right away!
>>> Senator Brad Zaun
>>> Senator Dan Dawson
>>> Senator Janet Petersen
As you can see, we’ve provided you with their email address, phone number, and Facebook links — please feel free to contact them using all three!
This is a critical juncture for this legislation, as anti-gunners often try to offer up amendments to “make the bill easier to pass.”
We’ve seen this happen many times in the past.
In fact, it happened to this bill over in the House, where the immunity language was initially removed from this bill in a House committee hearing.
That’s why I hope you’ll take a moment to contact the committee and urge them to pass this bill WITH NO WEAKENING AMENDMENTS!
You can use the email that we’ve prepared for you below, if you’d like.
As a member of the Sub-Committee assigned to Stand-Your-Ground law (HF517), I urge you to support it fully with no weakening amendments.
While not changing the laws on when you can use defensive force, Stand-Your-Ground law simply states that I’d no longer have to retreat from a violent criminal before I defend myself and my family.
Almost three dozen other states have this legislation in place — including our neighbors in Missouri who enacted it just last year — and it’s time Iowa do the same.
Please move the bill through your sub-committee right away with no weakening amendments.
Gun owners made their voices heard last fall in Iowa, by unseating half a dozen Senators who had blocked this legislation from advancing in years past.
Please stand with Iowans and advance this legislation right away.
All of the work that you and I did last fall in exposing anti-gun legislators like Mike Gronstal, Steve Sodders, and others comes down to this moment!
So please make your voice heard by contacting the sub-committee right now!
P.S. The Senate Sub-Committee will be considering Stand-Your-Ground legislation TODAY at 3pm!
That’s why it’s urgent you contact the members of the sub-committee right away, urging them to support this legislation with no weakening amendments!
Politicians in Des Moines are always looking to cut a deal, often at the expense of our Second Amendment freedoms.
So make sure your voice is heard — by phone, email and Facebook –- loud and clear. And when you’re through, make sure your friends and family do the same!
And if you’re not yet a member of Iowa Gun Owners, please sign up right away!