Constitutional Carry

Major Fight Coming Over Constitutional Carry!

Politicians listen to one thing — political pressure in their districts. Anyone who tells you otherwise, especially if it’s your local legislator, is naïve or trying to sell you something. We’ve seen this time and time again, most recently in our fight to advance Stand-Your-Ground law: grassroots pressure works! That’s why, during the summer and fall months before the 2018 legislative session, Iowa Gun Owners is working overtime trying to

I Hope You Can Attend This Training!

As we prepare for the 2018 legislative session, I know that the folks at Iowa Gun Owners are already hard at work preparing for an all-out push on Constitutional Carry legislation. Having been in the Senate for seven years now, I can tell you that I’ve never seen a grassroots organization with more effective members than Iowa Gun Owners. The results speak for themselves. Numerous gun control bills blocked. Their

You Are Invited!

As a member of Iowa Gun Owners, you’ve had a front row seat and played a direct role in defending and expanding our gun rights over the years. You know that when we passed Stand-Your-Ground law this year as part of the biggest gun rights bill in Iowa history — that didn’t happen because of the good graces of the legislature. Rather, it happened only after gun owners bulldozed the

The Next Step for Iowa

For years, former Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal said, “No!” For years, former Judiciary Chairman Steve Sodders said, “No!” For years, the liberal media here in Iowa smugly said, “No!” All of the ‘cool kids’ in Des Moines have been saying “No” to Constitutional Carry for a long time -– but now it is our turn! The members of Iowa Gun Owners sent a deafening message last year to gun-grabbers

Stand-Your-Ground Takes Effect Here in Iowa!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wanted to be one of the first to congratulate you on making Stand-Your-Ground law a reality here in Iowa! Stand-Your-Ground law (House File 517) officially takes effect today! None of this would have happened without your nonstop work! All of your calls, all of your emails, and all of your financial contributions combined to make this issue one of the hottest in

Constitutional Carry on the Move!

Texas legislators want to call a special session to pass it. North Carolina voted it through the House yesterday. The Wisconsin State Senate had their first public hearing on it just last week. And gun owners in Michigan are making us look bad by passing it through committee and sending it to the House for a full vote soon. “It” is Constitutional Carry, and this legislation is on the move

The Next Step in the Fight for the Second Amendment!

After Iowa Gun Owners’ members and supporters’ stunning victory during the last legislative session — passing Stand-Your-Ground — I’m counting on your help to ensure we keep up our momentum! So won’t you please sign and submit your petition to the Iowa General Assembly, calling on them to pass Constitutional Carry in 2018? More on that below. As you’ll see, this petition simply urges your legislators to cosponsor the Iowa

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

Stand Your Ground Law Clears the Iowa House - At a Cost!

Yesterday afternoon the Iowa House passed Stand-Your-Ground law by a vote of 58-39! Even better, after your calls and emails into the House leadership team, they put both criminal and civil immunity language back into this bill via a floor amendment! Thank you so much for calling and emailing them — it made all the difference! This means that unless there is probable cause to believe that you violated Iowa’s

Major Developments on Stand-Your-Ground Law!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re on the verge of making some major progress for the Second Amendment here in Iowa! This is going to be a lengthy email – there are a lot of things you need to know about. After hearing from legions of gun owners over the Stand-Your-Ground law issue, Senator Brad Zaun has informed Senator Bertrand that he’ll be advancing Stand-Your-Ground law in a