Des Moines

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

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

Don’t Let Up!

“That’s the question, will there be weakening amendments or not? It’s all but a forgone conclusion that they are passing a gun bill — but will it be weakened?” That’s what one insider asked me over the weekend, as Stand-Your-Ground law awaits a vote in the full Senate. As a reminder, Stand-Your-Ground law simply removes your duty to retreat before defending yourself from a violent criminal, bent on trying to

Don’t Let Them Weaken Stand-Your -Ground Law!

We’re getting down to the wire here in Des Moines, as the session is scheduled to adjourn in just a few short weeks. The pressure on Stand-Your-Ground law is white hot, thanks to the radio ads funded by Iowa Gun Owners members from all over the state! But we can’t let up — not for a moment. Anti-gun Senators are making all kinds of wild assertions about what Stand-Your-Ground law

Standing Your Ground in Iowa!

As Lee County Deputy Dean Bardes lay flat on his back on the side of I-75 being pummeled to the point of near unconsciousness by Edward Strother, he begged an armed citizen who stopped to offer help to shoot the suspect. Seconds later, the vicious attack on Deputy Bardes was ended as Ashad Russell opened fire with his concealed pistol — striking Strother three times in the chest. Last week,

Sit Down and Be Quiet, the Adults Will Handle This!

“Sit down and be quiet, the adults will handle this,” –- that’s the message coming out of Senate Judiciary Chairman Brad Zaun right now here in Des Moines. With the legislature about to gavel in here for the week, I hope you’ll take a moment to contact Senator Zaun right away and urge him to support SF 262, Stand-Your-Ground law for Iowa! You see, there’s an old game in Des

Rep. Ako Abdul Samad Files More Aggressive Gun Control!

Can you imagine being sentenced to 5 YEARS in prison and paying a fine of $7,500 all for giving your grandson a Ruger 10/22 with one of the common 30-round mags that almost all of us own? Unbelievable, right? But that’s exactly what the latest round of gun control coming out of the House would do, if the sponsor, Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad has his way! In a moment, I’ll give

Constitutional Carry Ready for Cosponsors in the Senate!

With Stand-Your-Ground having been filed and sent into the committee process, we have some time to push for cosponsors to our Constitutional Carry legislation! And there’s never been a better time to make this push. In 2009, Iowa Gun Owners was founded out of the frustration of hundreds of thousands of gun owners who were being denied the right to carry by their anti-gun sheriffs. Our major legislative push was

Gun Control Introduced in the Iowa Legislature!

Iowa State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad never learns, and neither do his anti-gun friends in Des Moines! Despite the absolutely crushing defeat that anti-gun legislators took at the polls last November, Rep. Samad is ‘doubling down’ on his attempts to pass gun control here in Iowa. I hope you’ll help me send a message to the gun-control crowd in Des Moines that gun owners didn’t fall asleep the day after the

The Stand-Your-Ground Fight is Heating Up!

EVERYONE in the Capitol is talking about the 23 State Senators who have gone on record by cosponsoring Stand-Your-Ground law — and about the ones who have not. Of course, gun owners statewide know that it was the Stand-Your-Ground and Constitutional Carry battles of the last few years that cost anti-gunners control of the Senate in the first place. Gun owners, from all over the state, sent a resounding message