2020 Legislative Session Suspended!

From the State of Iowa Legislature:

“Dear Iowa Firearms Coalition:

This afternoon the House and Senate announced the legislative session will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days following the announcement of community spread in Iowa. The decision was made in consultation with the Department of Public Health and Governor’s Office based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control related to gatherings of more than 250 people and to protect vulnerable populations.

The House and Senate will convene on Monday at regular scheduled time to consider resolutions regarding continuity of government to ensure delivery of essential services to Iowans. Previously scheduled subcommittee and committee meetings have been cancelled. Standing committees will be on-call as needed.

The Capitol building will open on Monday at 11:00 am, with entrances open on the south and west sides. Prior to entering the Capitol all persons will be required to undergo a health screening administered by the Department of Public Health (this includes filling out a health questionnaire and temperature reading). All scheduled events, tours, and receptions at the Capitol are cancelled until further notice.

Members of the public over the age of 60 or with underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease) are encouraged to avoid the Capitol.”

What does this mean for us?  It would be logical to assume this was as simple as tapping the “pause” button on things, in order to resume in the near future.  However, we’re going to remain engaged and report out what we learn as this process unfolds.

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  1. Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson says:

    There is language in an 1840s New York State court case which said: “Neither life, liberty, property or wife is safe when the Legislature in Session.”

    At least there will no red flag laws, universal background checks, scary gun bans, or other bills which treat the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments as a dog treats a fire hydrant passed,

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