Iowa

2017 Gun Rights Legislative Wrap Up - Part 1

As the dust settles on the close of the 2017 legislative session, it’s a great time to look back and see what was accomplished in our fight to defend the Second Amendment here in Iowa. Obviously, we completed a six-year battle to pass Stand-Your-Ground law and a whole lot more — but that didn’t just happen on its own! In this three part series, we’re going to review the 2017

Stand-Your-Ground Legislation Signed Into Law!

Earlier this morning, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed Stand-Your-Ground legislation (HF 517) into law! Portions of this bill take effect immediately, like your ability to teach your children to shoot a handgun and the confidentiality of your permit. Most will take effect on July 1. All of it has happened because of you, and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done to help us cross over the finish

For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Aaron DorrContact: (515) 309-7858Email: [email protected] April 13, 2017 Stand-Your-Ground Legislation Signed Into Law, Concluding a Multi-Year Effort! “Stand-Your-Ground law is a simple concept, but one that was vigorously opposed by anti-gun legislators for years. Gun owners made their voices heard by removing over half a dozen State Senators who had opposed this bill, since 2014. This is their victory.” -– Aaron Dorr, Executive Director, Iowa Gun

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

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

Video Update on the Fight for Stand-Your-Ground Law in Iowa!

With so much happening in the legislature last week on Stand-Your-Ground law, we’re getting flooded with questions on the status of this bill, as well as what it would mean for Iowans if passed into law. That’s why we’ve prepared this video update for you, to overview the politics and policy implications of House File 517 — and to tell you how you can help! Please watch the video and

Stand-Your-Ground Committee Vote Confirmed for Tomorrow!

The full Senate Judiciary Committee will be taking up Stand-Your-Ground law TOMORROW at 11:00am! The media is going nuts from Sioux City to Cedar Rapids. The notoriously anti-gun Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association is working around the clock trying to stop us. And anti-gun Senators have already announced their intentions to do all they can to weaken the impact of this bill with anti-gun amendments tomorrow! That’s why it’s

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

Bettendorf City Council Relents – For Now...

There’s been a flurry of activity going on in Iowa this week that effects your gun rights — in fact this alert is a few days late as it is. Late Tuesday, as we were in the Capitol watching Stand-Your-Ground law passing through the House, the City Council of Bettendorf dropped their silly proposal from their agenda. In case you missed our earlier alert on this, the Mayor was working

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