HF517

Call Governor Branstad Now!

As you know, Stand-Your-Ground law (HF517) has cleared the legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. The window on this is closing, so please contact the Governor’s office immediately and urge him to sign this bill into law right away! Please don’t lay this aside and assume it will happen, as powerful lobby forces including the Iowa County Attorneys Association and the Iowa Judicial Branch are working to get the

Breaking: Stand-Your-Ground Law Passes the Legislature!

You did it! Moments ago, the Iowa House of Representatives passed Stand-Your-Ground law, adopting the conforming change that was added in the Senate by a vote of 57-35 (with 8 not voting)! This means that Stand-Your-Ground law has cleared the legislature and is headed to Governor Branstad’s desk! What’s more, thanks to your constant calls and emails to the legislature demanding no weakening amendments — we accomplished much more than

Stand-Your-Ground Law Clears the Senate!

BOOM!!!!! Moments ago, Stand-Your-Ground law passed through the Iowa Senate by a vote of 33-17, thanks to an avalanche of calls and emails from you! What’s more, despite the efforts of many legislators, it passed with NO weakening amendments. That means that not only did we get Stand-Your-Ground legislation, but also: >>>  Removal of the ridiculous law that makes it a crime for parents and grandparents to decide when to

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

Statewide Media Campaign Launched to Pass Stand-Your-Ground Law!

As you know, Iowa Gun Owners relies on grassroots pressure to advance or defeat legislation in the Capitol and to hold legislators accountable at election time. With your help, 35 anti-gun incumbents have been booted from office by mobilized gun owners over the past few election cycles. That’s why we’re on the verge of passing the largest gun bill that Iowa has ever seen! But we can’t let up on

Stand-Your-Ground Law Clears Senate Committee!

“We’re terrified of the political clout that gun owners represent, you obliterated our ranks last fall, we don’t like Stand-Your-Ground law, but we don’t want to be accused of voting against it.” No, the anti-gunners in Des Moines aren’t saying that publicly — but they might as well have. Yesterday, in a 10-2 vote (with 1 Senator voting ‘present’) Stand-Your-Ground law moved through the Judiciary Committee with no amendments! Thank

Stand-Your-Ground Sub-Committee Today at 3pm!

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

Stand-Your-Ground Legislation Assigned to Senate Sub-Committee!

As you’ll remember, the Iowa House passed Stand-Your-Ground law last week by an overwhelming majority. Even better, thanks to your calls and emails, the all-important civil and criminal immunity language was finally put back into the bill! Having passed the House, the bill has now been assigned to the Senate Sub-Committee and they need to hear from you right away. More on that in a moment. Anti-gun organizations in the