• IFC Responds to Gun Control Leader’s Video On School Ground Carry

    February 7, 2018

    Iowa Senate Candidate and Former Moms Demand Action leader Amber Gufstason recently made news with her video in front of her kids school criticizing SF-2086, the bill that would recognize the right of Iowans to pick up their kid from school with a weapon in the vehicle and not commit a felony. Watch this video, where we break down her arguments and offer some of our own. Please share this with our friends in Ankeny!

     

  • “MAY” Issue Weapons Permit Bill Introduced in Iowa House!

    January 31, 2018

     

    HF-2145 was introduced by Art Staed, Timi Brown-Powers, and Mary Mascher to setback Iowa to “May” Issue weapons permits. The struggle to recognize weapons permits rights for Iowans was the first victory for the people at Iowa Firearms Coalition eight years ago. It was a bi-partisan victory that recognized the fundamental rights of hundreds of thousands of Iowans. Now, three out of touch members of the Iowa House are trying to go backward and leave the gun rights of Iowans up to the patch-work unequal standards of 99 different County Sheriffs. HF2145 gives discretion back to the Sheriffs, removes the requirement to reinstate a suspended permit to carry if the holder is cleared of charges, allows revocation pretty much at the Sheriffs’ whim and removes the awarding of court costs and attorney fees to the prevailing party in an appeal of a permit action. This bill is bad for Iowa and bad for gun owners.

    Will this bill see the floor? No, it will be dead on arrival. Gun rights are a winning issue in Iowa, and we are only moving forward this session.  However, this bill is a reminder why elections matter, why Janet Peterson and Mark Smith can’t be allowed to lead the legislature, and why we can’t let our guard down.

    This is why every vote counts. This is why we need to support IFC PAC and keep these ridiculous bills dead on arrival.

    Iowa Firearms Coalition is the ONLY firearms organization registered against this bill.

  • School Carry Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee 3-0!

    January 30, 2018

    SF-2086, The school carry bill that would finally recognize your rights to drop off your child at school while still exercising your fundamental rights is advancing to the full Senate Judiciary Committee.  A Senate Subcommittee consisting of Sen. Schultz of Schleswig, IA, Sen. Edler of State Center, and Sen. Kinney of Oxford, IA ALL voted YES to advance the bill that was initially proposed by Sen. Chelgren of Ottumwa.

    It is always good to see gun rights being recognized with bi-partisan support!

     

     

     

     

     

    Sen. Schulz                                          Sen. Kinney                                        Sen. Edler

     

  • HJR 13 RKBA Amendment Passes House Subcommittee

    January 25, 2018

     

    House Joint Resolution 13 Iowa RKBA Amendment PASSED the House Subcommittee 2-1 on January 25th.

    Rep. Windschitl and Rep. Rizer voted yes, Rep. Bennett voted no.

    Next step will be the full House Judiciary Committee. We will keep you posted on dates.

     

  • Bump Stock Ban Introduced in Iowa House

    January 25, 2018

    HF 2075 was introduced into the Iowa House by Rep. Anderson of Polk, Rep. Staed of Linn, Rep. Stockman of Cerro Gordo, Rep. Lensing of Johnson, Re. Meyer of Polk, Rep. Kurth of Scott, Rep. Thede, Rep. H Miller of Webster, Rep. Hunter of Polk, and Rep. Mascher of Johnson.

    This bill would make the possession of a bump stock a Class “D” Felony and punishable for up to 5 years in prison and up to a $7500 fine.

    Iowa Firearms Coalition opposes regulations on bump stocks and any other form of gun control. Iowa Firearms Coalition is the only firearm organization registered against this bill.

    Please keep emails appropriate and remember that you are an advocate of our cause. 

    The Representatives sponsoring this bill can be reached at:

    Rep. Anderson: marti.anderson@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Staed: art.staed@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Steckman: sharon.steckman@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Lensing: vicki.lensing@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Meyer: helen.miller@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Kurth: Monica.Kurth@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Thede phyllis.thede@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. H Miller: Phil.Miller@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Hunter: bruce.hunter@legis.iowa.gov

    Rep. Mascher: mary.mascher@legis.iowa.gov

  • Sen. Chelgren Introduces Bill to Recognize Second Amendment Rights On School Grounds

    January 24, 2018

    Fixing the Iowa Constitution isn’t all we’ve been working on in 2018. IFC believes the right to keep and bear arms doesn’t end on school grounds. An armed permit holder should be allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights when they pick up their child from school or have a valid reason to be there.

    SF 2086 was introduced today by 2A advocate Mark Chelgren that would add common sense language to Iowa law that will finally recognize this fundamental right. He has also introduced a bill to address judicial overreaching and is up for re-election this year.

    We expect more to come on this topic from the Iowa House. IFC will continue pushing hard to make Iowa law recognize this basic right.

    Only ABATE and IFC are registered FOR this bill.

    Similar bills have been seen in other states:

    https://www.pressherald.com/2018/01/23/maine-bill-would-allow-guns-to-be-carried-in-cars-on-school-grounds/

    http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-committee-advances-school-carry-church-carry-bills

    https://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2014/03/26/pence-signs-bill-allow-guns-school-parking-lots/6929307/

  • HJR 13 Iowa RKBA Amendment House Subcommittee Hearing Scheduled!

    January 22, 2018

    HJR 13 RKBA Amendment has a House Subcommittee date: 12 PM Thursday, Jan. 25. Room 102, Supreme Ct. Consultation Room.

    Come out and support the biggest accomplishment of gun rights in Iowa yet!

    The subcommittee consists of Rep. Windschitl, Rep. Rizer, and Rep. Bennett.

     

  • Anti-Gun Leader Makes Delusional Claim

    January 14, 2018

    Does this look like the face of the middle ground in the gun debate?

     

    Former Moms Demand Action Chapter Leader and face of gun control in the state of Iowa, Amber Gustafson is running for elected office in 2018. She is attempting to take her anti-gun, anti-freedom platform straight to the Capitol as she challenges Jack Whitver in Iowa Senate District 19, which includes the Ankeny area.

    The opposition to the Second Amendment in Iowa has never gained any traction or had an impressive presence. However, whenever a group of a dozen or so moms tried to rally in opposition to guns, Amber was there. She also used the following words to describe her approach to dealing with gun owners:

    “Mothers are used to getting toddlers and teenagers to do things they don’t want to do,” she said

    She also said: “We don’t take ‘no’ for an answer, but we will bring cookies,” as she explained her plan to have Iowans trade freedom for cookies. We think Amber Gustafson can keep her cookies and her lies. This is why we are calling her out this week for her outrageous tweet. Don’t let our friends in the Ankeny area be fooled by her delusional claims of being a moderate on gun rights. With the Second Amendment being a winning issue in Iowa, it is no wonder she is trying to distance her campaign from her radical anti-gun agenda.

    Do you want Amber to be the face of the Iowa Senate? If not, please consider supporting IFC PAC as we do our best to keep her out of the Capitol. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2018 Second Amendment Day Announced

    January 14, 2018

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition would like to invite all pro-gun, freedom-minded Iowans to the Capitol for our annual Second Amendment Day. Come out, meet IFC’s lobbyists and leaders, meet your fellow Second Amendment advocates, but most importantly meet your legislators and make your voice heard in the absolute best way possible, face-to-face. In the last few years, we have been fortunate enough to watch the house debate and pass our gun bills. We can’t promise anything yet, but this day is the best way to present the unified voice of those who support gun rights in Iowa.

     

  • Iowa State Senator Bolkcom Proposes Gun Control

    January 14, 2018

    Notoriously anti-gun Senator Joe Bolkcom proposed SF2025 this week, a measure that seeks to make it a criminal offense to possess a dangerous weapon on any property that displays a “No Weapons” sign. Under current law,“No Firearm” signs in Iowa have no force of law unless they are posted on property that is specifically mentioned in State Law as being off limits to those with a Permit/License to Carry. If you are in a place not explicitly mentioned in the law that is posted and they ask you to leave,  you must leave. Anti-gunners are trying to promote signs banning weapons as well as complicate the carrying of weapons and make criminals out of well-intended people who carry.

    Iowa Firearms Coalition will work to defeat this bill and is currently the only organization registered against this bill.

    Senator Joe Bolkcom: joe.bolkcom@legis.state.ia.us