Pro-Second Amendment Bills Take a Leap Forward!

Two important bills for advancing and protecting Iowans Second Amendment rights passed on the House floor on Leap Day. The Iowa Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment (HJR 2009) and the Iowa Family Defense Act (HF 2115), Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine, which were crafted by Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-56) with input from the NRA, Iowa Firearms Coalition and Iowans.

The bills were passed after House Democrats protested by walking out of the Statehouse for over 6 hours yesterday because House Republican Leadership brought the bills to the floor for debate, but they eventually came back to engage in the process.

We want to take time to thank YOU, our IFC members, NRA members and fellow neighbors and supporters who continually utilize our Action Center (on the IFC site and on Facebook) to communicate support to legislators. Our solidarity and unity in message have helped create a strong front at the Capitol and we’ve developed a solid reputation with legislators for our efforts.

We also want to thank Speaker Kraig Paulsen, House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, Assistant Majority Leader Matt Windschitl and House Republican Leadership for their commitment to advance strong pro-Second Amendment bills that honor the rights of Iowans.

Also, remember our valued relationship with the NRA and their hard work here in Iowa. We sincerely appreciate the effort of NRA State Liaison for Iowa, Chris Rager, for his work lobbying alongside IFC lobbyists each and every day.

We have a lot of work to do going forward in the Senate, and we still have work to do in the House on other bills, but it’s time to take a moment to celebrate an important milestone for Iowans!

Fighting for your Second Amendment Rights in Iowa,
Jeff Burkett
President – Iowa Firearms Coalition
NRA Endowment Member

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