Stand Your Ground

2017 Gun Rights Legislative Wrap Up - Part 3

(This is the third part in our 2017 legislative wrap-up series. If you missed the first two parts in this series, you can find them here and here.) Part Three: Senate Action! With Stand-Your-Ground law having cleared the House, including the criminal immunity language that we fought so hard for, the fight moved into the Senate. Of course, in the past, any attempt to advance Stand-Your-Ground law through the Senate

Celebrate Stand-Your-Ground With a FREE 3-Gun Combo!

With the dust settling on the 2017 legislative session and Stand-Your-Ground law about to be the law of the land in Iowa, it’s time to celebrate! No longer can an anti-gun prosecutor, like Polk County’s John Sarcone, put you in prison for defending yourself because you didn’t retreat an arbitrary number of steps first! And no longer can a violent thug (or his estate) bankrupt you in civil court after

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

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

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

They Want to Crush Your Gun Rights and They Want Your Money!

Like most of you, I came home from work Tuesday evening and started skimming over the mail that my kids had placed on our kitchen table earlier in the day. Thankfully, my wife had already grabbed the bills so I didn’t have to deal with that –- but one letter caught my eye in particular. It was a fundraising letter sent to me by my Sheriff, on behalf of 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