Stand-Your-Ground Law

2017 Gun Rights Legislative Wrap Up - Part 2

(This is the second part in our 2017 legislative wrap-up series. If you missed the first part, you can find that here.) Part Two: Stand-Your-Ground Law Heats Up! Once the 2017 legislative session gaveled in, Iowa Gun Owners worked with long-time Stand-Your-Ground bill sponsor, Senator Rick Bertrand, to file this legislation. And then we turned to you, our grassroots supporters, and asked you to contact the Senate and urge them

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

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

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

The Stand-Your-Ground Fight is Heating Up!

EVERYONE in the Capitol is talking about the 23 State Senators who have gone on record by cosponsoring Stand-Your-Ground law — and about the ones who have not. Of course, gun owners statewide know that it was the Stand-Your-Ground and Constitutional Carry battles of the last few years that cost anti-gunners control of the Senate in the first place. Gun owners, from all over the state, sent a resounding message

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

Where Should We Fight in 2017?

If you had told me a couple of weeks ago that the Iowa General Assembly would be just days into the 2017 session, and I’d be rushing to write you this emergency letter, I never would have believed it. By any measure, the victories Second Amendment supporters won here in Iowa on November 8 were shocking . . . Today, BOTH houses of the Iowa General Assembly boast pro-gun majorities