Des Moines

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

More Support for Stand-Your-Ground Legislation!

Things are moving fast in Des Moines! After your calls and emails yesterday, we’ve added four new cosponsors to Stand-Your-Ground law. As of this morning, the following Senators have cosponsored the bill: Senators’ Anderson, Behn, Breitbach, Brown, Chapman, Chelgren, Costello, Edler, Feenstra, Garrett, Greene, Guth, Johnson (Craig), Johnson (David), Kapucian, Kraayenbrink, Lofgren, Rozenboom, Schneider, Schultz, Sinclair, Smith, Zaun, and Zumbach! With Senator Rick Bertrand as lead sponsor of this bill,

Major Developments on Stand-Your-Ground Legislation!

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

Gun Control 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

Video Update from the Capitol!

It’s been a busy week in the Capitol as things really get underway. There are literally dozens of gun bills in draft mode right now, addressing numerous issues that need to be fixed in the Iowa code. Of course, at the top of our list are Stand-Your-Ground law and Constitutional Carry. Every gun owner who carries here in Iowa shares a similar sense of forebode when grabbing their handgun each