iowa senate

We're Giving Away Six Glocks!

“Mike Gronstal loses his re-election!” This was the shot heard around the state last November as mobilized gun owners threw Gronstal out of office over his blockade of the pro-gun legislation. Of course, Mike Gronstal wasn’t the only legislator that Iowa Gun Owners worked so hard to expose with TV and radio ads, mail, slicks, social media efforts and more. In all, six of six Iowa Senate incumbents were bounced

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

Stand-Your-Ground Law Vote TODAY!

In case you missed our alert yesterday, the vote for Stand-Your-Ground law is taking place TODAY! That means you have time for one last round of calls into the Senate, something that I hope you’ll do right away. Your message is simple: SUPPORT Stand-Your-Ground law and OPPOSE any amendments to weaken the bill! There will be amendments offered and there are definitely attempts underway to undermine the impact of this

Senate Floor Vote Expected on Stand-Your-Ground TOMORROW!

This is it! After years of battling with an anti-gun State Senate led by the notorious Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal — the fight for Stand-Your-Ground law will hit the Senate floor tomorrow according to multiple sources! While we won’t know for certain for a few more hours, I need you to take immediate action! With your help, we’ve been firing on all cylinders this session, hammering away on 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

Why is Senator Brad Zaun Opposing Stand-Your-Ground Law for Iowans?

There must be something in the Senate Judiciary Chairman’s gavel. From 2009 – 2010, former Judiciary Chairman Keith Kreiman refused to advance Stand-Your-Ground law. So Iowa Gun Owners did what we do best and exposed him in his district at election time — and gun owners threw Kreiman out of office as a result! For the next few years, it was Senator Steve Sodders. Sodders infamously blocked Stand-Your-Ground as the

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

Iowa: Just Two Weeks Left!

I know that we’ve been putting alerts in your inbox around the clock over the last couple of weeks, as we enter the final 2 week phase of the 2016 election season. Our programs to expose anti-gun legislators in targeted races all over the state are running at close to full tilt. Every weekend for the last month, I’ve been privileged to leads teams of IGO volunteers as we go

Iowa: Stand Your Ground Blocked by Senate Leadership!

It all comes down to control of the Iowa Senate. Yesterday, your right to bear arms suffered a blow because the radical anti-gunners who control the Senate, Majority leader Mike Gronstal and President Pro-Tem Steve Sodders, are terrified of allowing a vote on Stand-Your-Ground legislation. It’s simple. They have members of their caucus who would support this legislation and many who would not. Some of those who would vote no

Gun Vote Likely Coming Today in Iowa Senate!

This is time sensitive! There are likely votes coming today so please take a moment to read this and take immediate action! As you know, for months now the Iowa Senate has been blocking Stand-Your-Ground (SF137) and Constitutional Carry (SF400) legislation from moving forward in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This despite tens of thousands of calls, emails, Facebook messages and more from gun owners across the state all demanding just