Stand Your Ground

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

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

Don’t Let Them Weaken Stand-Your -Ground Law!

We’re getting down to the wire here in Des Moines, as the session is scheduled to adjourn in just a few short weeks. The pressure on Stand-Your-Ground law is white hot, thanks to the radio ads funded by Iowa Gun Owners members from all over the state! But we can’t let up — not for a moment. Anti-gun Senators are making all kinds of wild assertions about what Stand-Your-Ground law

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 Law Clears Senate Committee!

“We’re terrified of the political clout that gun owners represent, you obliterated our ranks last fall, we don’t like Stand-Your-Ground law, but we don’t want to be accused of voting against it.” No, the anti-gunners in Des Moines aren’t saying that publicly — but they might as well have. Yesterday, in a 10-2 vote (with 1 Senator voting ‘present’) Stand-Your-Ground law moved through the Judiciary Committee with no amendments! Thank

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 Clears Sub-Committee! Fight Coming!

Just a few hours ago, a Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee moved Stand-Your-Ground legislation along -– setting us up for a full committee vote that may happen fast! We need you to act fast, as the opposition to this bill is mounting. The anti-gun hysterics were on full display today during the comment section of the committee meeting as everyone from church groups to medical associations were on hand to try to

Stand-Your-Ground Sub-Committee Today at 3pm!

The Senate Sub-Committee hearing on Stand-Your-Ground law (HF517) will be taking place at 3pm today — which is why it’s urgent that you contact the sub-committee members right away! Stand-Your-Ground law faces fierce opposition from Michael Bloomberfront-groups, and anti-gun special interest organizations in the Capitol. And of course, as we all know, radically anti-gun media outlets from Council Bluffs to Cedar Rapids and everywhere in between are doing whatever they