After Iowa Gun Owners’ members and supporters’ stunning victory during the last legislative session — passing Stand-Your-Ground — I’m counting on your help to ensure we keep up our momentum!
So won’t you please sign and submit your petition to the Iowa General Assembly, calling on them to pass Constitutional Carry in 2018? More on that below.
As you’ll see, this petition simply urges your legislators to cosponsor the Iowa Constitutional Carry Bill.
With your help, my goal is to spend this summer gathering up to 100,000 petitions in support of Constitutional Carry to deliver to our General Assembly as soon as they go back into session!
If passed, the Iowa Constitutional Carry Bill would restore the right of every law-abiding Iowa citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves and their families — WITHOUT going through a bunch of bureaucratic rigmarole!
That means no more expensive application fees, endless paperwork or adding your name to a government database — just to exercise your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
In short, if you’re legally able to own a firearm, you’re legally able to carry it. Period.
This is the way it’s been done in Vermont, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona and Wyoming for some time.
And just in the past two years, Constitutional Carry has passed in Kansas, Maine, Idaho, Mississippi, neighboring Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire and West Virginia.
In Maine, it passed with a Democratic State Senate. In Missouri and West Virginia, it passed with a Democratic Governor.
So why can’t it happen here with GOP control of Des Moines?
The answer is, it CAN — with your support today.
You see, despite the hand-wringing of nanny-staters like BILLIONAIRE anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg, none of the states with Constitutional Carry are plagued with vigilante justice or Old West style shootouts.
That should be no surprise. Just the threat of running into someone who is armed is enough to convince many career criminals to think twice.
That’s a big reason why statistic after statistic proves that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens means less crime.
In fact, according to a recent FBI “Crime in the United States” report, gun sales have hit record highs in recent years, while violent crime has dropped dramatically!
And a study commissioned by the Obama White House — which was supposed to help generate momentum for gun control — found that firearms are used in defensive cases up to three million times per year!
That study also found that those who have a firearm are less likely to be injured in a criminal attack than those who depend on a thug’s good will.
Yet, there are plenty of politicians in BOTH parties who talk a good game on the campaign trail . . .
But as soon as the legislature goes back into session, they work to stop pro-gun bills from even coming up for a vote.
Sometimes, they work behind the scenes to try to water the bills down, fearing the liberal media’s backlash.
The good news is, with the majorities in Des Moines today, your pressure could be the final ingredient we need to make Constitutional Carry a reality.
Just like we proved with passage of Stand-Your-Ground — your pressure can have an enormous impact.
So please, stand up for Constitutional Carry legislation by signing your petition in support today!
And even if we don’t get the votes to pass it, it will still be a MAJOR step forward for our gun rights.
Politicians who choose to vote against us — the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” in Des Moines — will find there’s a major political price to be paid.
That’s why just forcing a vote puts you and me in a win/win situation.
With your help, my goal is to generate at least 100,000 petitions from Second Amendment supporters insisting that politicians in Des Moines take action on Constitutional Carry.
That means they’ll have to pull out all the stops with:
>>> A massive statewide mail and email program designed to generate pressure on politicians;
>>> A statewide media tour where Iowa Gun Owners will work talk radio and local TV explaining why Constitutional Carry is so important;
>>> A state-of-the-art Internet and social media campaign exposing any politician who dares to stand in our way;
>>> Hard-hitting TV, radio and newspaper ads calling out anti-gun politicians who oppose Constitutional Carry.
Each and every one of these contacts will send a loud-and-clear message to your elected officials: “Support Constitutional Carry or find another job!”
That starts with your signed petition. So please, take a moment to sign yours NOW!
But I’m counting on your support to make it happen.
Every dollar you can give will go towards helping Iowa Gun Owners build support for Constitutional Carry — so I hope you’ll be generous.
Of course, if $100 is just too much, please agree to $50 or at least $25.
All the gun-grabbers’ regulations and bureaucratic red tape on carrying a concealed firearm do absolutely NOTHING to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
All they do is create more innocent victims by stopping law-abiding citizens from legally carrying firearms to protect themselves and their families.
It’s up to you and me to wipe these infringements on our Second Amendment rights off the books here in Iowa.
If you agree, please sign and submit your petition to Iowa Gun Owners IMMEDIATELY along with your most generous contribution of $100, $50 or at least $25 TODAY!
P.S. If passed, the Iowa Constitutional Carry Bill would restore the right of every law-abiding citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves and their families — WITHOUT adding their name to a government database!
I believe we can make Constitutional Carry a reality in Iowa. But it won’t happen without you.