Just over a month ago, gun owners unceremoniously booted every single anti-gun legislator who was up for re-election in the Iowa Senate out of office. Mike Gronstal, gone. Steve Sodders, gone. Mary Jo Wilhelm, gone. Brian Schoenjahn, Chris Brase, Thomas Courtney — all gone. It was a fantastic night, and absolutely necessary, as it was those legislators who were directly responsible for crushing Stand-Your-Ground and Constitutional Carry legislation.Now, for the
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
I’ve written hundreds, likely thousands, of emails for Iowa Gun Owners since our founding in January 2009. But of all of them, this one is the single most pleasurable email I’ve had the privilege of writing. That’s because it’s my pleasure to announce to IGO members that STEVE SODDERS WAS JUST BOOTED OUT OF THE IOWA STATE SENATE! BOOOOOOM! For years now, Steve Sodders arrogantly blocked Stand-Your-Ground and Constitutional Carry
Steve Sodders is feeling the heat! As you’ll remember, Steve Sodders chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and is personally responsible for killing Stand-Your-Ground and Constitutional Carry legislation. Democrats in Maine, who control the House, passed Constitutional Carry legislation through their chamber just last year. Immediately to our South, many Missouri Democrats voted in support of Constitutional Carry and Stand-Your-Ground earlier this year! Clearly, gun rights isn’t exclusively a Democrat vs.
I know that we’ve been putting alerts in your inbox around the clock over the last couple of weeks, as we enter the final 2 week phase of the 2016 election season. Our programs to expose anti-gun legislators in targeted races all over the state are running at close to full tilt. Every weekend for the last month, I’ve been privileged to leads teams of IGO volunteers as we go
I’m going to be very blunt here — I need your help right away. We’re down to the final eighteen days. In eighteen days we’ll know whether or not we have a pro-gun majority in the Iowa legislature. You know the score. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has ruled the Iowa legislature with an iron fist, crushing Stand-Your-Ground law, Constitutional Carry law, and virtually every other piece of pro-gun legislation
As Irish parliamentarian Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” That’s certainly true where your gun rights are concerned here in Iowa. There was a time when anti-gun legislators were able to attack our gun rights in Des Moines and then tell gun owners that they were ‘with them’ with no one being the wiser. Thanks to the
Last year, Democrats, controlling the House of Representatives in Maine, voted to make Maine a “Constitutional Carry” state. Kansas would go on to join Maine later in 2015, passing their own Constitutional Carry law, and with it, making seven states where Constitutional Carry is now law. Earlier this year, Mississippi, Idaho, and West Virginia all did the same thing. Just a few months ago, in May, our neighbors in Missouri
As this election season is officially underway, Iowa Gun Owners will be hammering on gun grabbing politicians as hard as we possibly can. As they seek to run from their record of supporting radical gun control, they are going to be confronted by the truth as Iowa Gun Owners floods targeted districts with mail, email, radio ads, social media, and more! They need to pay a price for their attacks
Often times you hear from us about the anti-gunners in the Iowa legislature who are working around the clock to fundamentally alter our Second Amendment rights by passing gun control. You’ve rallied with us and we stopped former Rep. Dan Muhlbauer’s call for a house-to-house confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms. Together, we ensured that Bloomberg’s push for a Universal Background Check bill (aka Statewide Gun Registry) died on the vine.