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Stand-Your-Ground Takes Effect Here in Iowa!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wanted to be one of the first to congratulate you on making Stand-Your-Ground law a reality here in Iowa! Stand-Your-Ground law (House File 517) officially takes effect today! None of this would have happened without your nonstop work! All of your calls, all of your emails, and all of your financial contributions combined to make this issue one of the hottest in

Woodbury County Lifts Gun Ban!

As we told you earlier this week, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday night to discuss their weapons policy in light of the new gun laws that take effect this weekend. Thanks in part to your calls and emails, I’m pleased to report that the Council voted 3-1 to overturn their previous ‘Gun Free Zone’ policies! In light of this, Iowa Gun Owners is being FLOODED with calls,

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

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 is Ready for Co-Sponsors!

Since the day that Steve Sodders and Mike Gronstal were bounced out of the Iowa Senate, we’ve been focused on two issues: Stand-Your-Ground law and Constitutional Carry. Stopped just two votes short of passage in the anti-gun State Senate for the past two years, Stand-Your-Ground law died on the vine despite a massive grassroots push. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that Stand-Your-Ground law is redrafted and is now ready

Now is the Time to Pass Stand-Your-Ground!

You hear the unmistakable sound of footsteps close behind you, as you approach your car. Is he looking for spare change, or another victim to rape or murder? The good news is, you’re armed, you’re trained, and you’re ready to do whatever it takes to protect both yourself and your family . . . But the bad news is, under existing Iowa law — regardless of just how bloodthirsty that

Iowa: It's Our Time!

Like every one of you, I was ecstatic Tuesday night watching the results pour in from all corners of the state. First it was Brian Schoenjahn, a twelve year incumbent. We knew he was taking a beating early on in the night, but we were stunned to see the final vote as gun owners threw him out of office by a margin of 6,197 votes! Next to fall was Mary

Gun Owners Win Key Elections Last Night!

Last night was a great night for pro-gun candidates around Iowa! As we’ve been telling you for some time, Iowa Gun Owners ran a thorough candidate survey program to get all the candidates on the record for or against the 2nd Amendment. Based on the results of that survey, we set about educating gun owners in targeted races all over the state using a combination of mail, email, social media,