Omnibus Gun Bill Passes House Vote Without Debate

Not a single oppose Representative chose to debate HF527 on the House Floor

Iowa House File 527 passed by a huge bi-partisan majority.

HF527 Passes without debate!!

A short time ago House File 527 passed a vote in the full House of Representatives by a wide margin. The unofficial vote total was 75 in favor t0 24 opposed.

HF527 has passed with broad support from both Republicans and Democrats. Once again we’ve seen that the Omnibus Gun Bill appeals to both sides of the aisle. We were also pleasantly surprised to see that not a single Representative chose to speak out against HF425 when given the opportunity for debate on the House floor. This is extremely rare for any bill, and almost unheard of for a firearms bill!

It is now up to the full Senate to debate and vote on Senate File 425, their version of the Omnibus Gun Bill. So far the Senate has not scheduled SF425 for any action. We’ll be sharing the date and time of a Senate vote as soon as that information becomes available. Join our email list to ensure you do not miss any critical updates.

Protecting SF425 is the Key to Victory

The House has done it’s part. Now it’s up to the Senate to pass its version of the Omnibus Gun Bill, SF425. This will be the most challenging portion of the entire process. Not because SF425 doesn’t have strong support, but because we know anti-gun legislators may try to alter the bill and make it un-passable.

We must do everything we can to keep anyone from stripping provisions out of SF425, and just as importantly we must fight to keep those with ill intentions from adding any poison pill amendments to this bill. Please contact your senators and respectfully urge them to pass SF425 without any change to its content. Our latest Advocacy Campaign makes it easy to email your senators. Please share this tool with everyone who values their freedoms!

Not Quite Perfection – But Still REALLY Good

The Omnibus Gun Bills have made it this far because a great number of groups have come together to support this bill. The Iowa Firearms Coalition, the National Rifle Association, the American Suppressor Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation all back this bill. So do the Iowa Sheriffs and Sheriff’s Deputies Association, the Iowa Police Chiefs Association, and other law enforcement groups. If changes are made to the content of SF425 key supporters will pull out and this will effectively kill the Omnibus Gun Bills’ chances of making it to the Governor’s desk.

This bill reclaims a lot of liberties. It’s not perfect, there are still a lot of things we’d love to see changed in Iowa, but this goes a very long way towards protecting and enhancing the Second Amendment rights of more than 3 million Iowans. If we can keep SF425 from being changed we’re optimistic we can get the Omnibus Gun Bill passed and then signed into law!

Please, take 60 seconds to use our latest Advocacy Campaign to tell your Senator to pass SF425 without any change!


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  1. TheWraith says:

    I still wish other NFA provisions were addressed in this bill; such as the authorization to possess “short-barreled rifles”. The fact the State of Iowa does not permit citizens to own firearms with barrels less than 16 inches is utterly ridiculous and on par with the more liberty-hating states of the East.

  2. johannes paulsen says:

    Does anyone have a link to the text of the bill itself? I’m having a little trouble finding it at this moment….thanks!

  3. Ken says:

    Here you go, Johannes.

    http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF425

    Just go to this site when you want to do some research on Iowa Bills and your legislature.

    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation

    You can find virtually everything there – who is on what committee, what each bill states, what stage the bill is in, etc.

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