Iowa

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

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,

Major Developments on Stand-Your-Ground Law!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re on the verge of making some major progress for the Second Amendment here in Iowa! This is going to be a lengthy email – there are a lot of things you need to know about. After hearing from legions of gun owners over the Stand-Your-Ground law issue, Senator Brad Zaun has informed Senator Bertrand that he’ll be advancing Stand-Your-Ground law in a

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