• Rob Hogg Loses Primary, Left Urges Run for Governor??

    June 8, 2016

    Hogg for Governor

    Hogg for Attorney General?

    Hogg for Governor?!?

    Last night Rob Hogg lost his statewide primary race for US Senate, but that’s not stopping many Iowa liberals from pushing Hogg to seek a promotion from the Iowa Senate. Hogg was running against former Lt. Governor Patty Judge and lost by nearly eight percent. Judge will now face Iowa’s current Senator, Republican Charles Grassley in November’s general election.

    Even though Hogg’s race was not all that close many progressives, liberals and Democrats are looking to Hogg to run for higher office. If you’re reading this page, there are good odds that you already know who Rob Hogg is. A state level Senator from Cedar Rapids. The former chair of the Iowa Senate’s Judiciary Committee. And a noted anti-gun Democrat who has no qualms about using his leadership position to kill pro-Second Amendment bills without a vote simply because he sees “nothing urgent about this.”

    The left-leaning Iowa political blog Bleeding Heartland had this to say about Hogg’s political future: “State Senator Rob Hogg would be an excellent candidate for Iowa attorney general in 2018. Though incumbent Tom Miller has not disclosed his plans, he has reportedly told many Iowa Democrats privately that he does not plan to seek a tenth (!) term…”

    For those of you paying attention, Tom Miller, Iowa’s sitting Attorney General is an avowed anti-gunner. He’s openly encouraged Iowa communities to challenge Iowa’s preemption laws and illegally ban lawful carry of firearms on publicly owned property. He’s even gone out of his way to file an amicus brief in favor of New York State’s SAFE Act.

    The thought of Tom Miller being elected nine times should be enough to make gun owners in Iowa pay attention to down ticket races. But the thought of Rob Hogg serving as Iowa’s next Attorney General ought to be even more attention grabbing.

    The message is simple folks: you need to do your homework on each and every race in each and every election.

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition, and our political action committee IFC-PAC are working harder than any other group in the state to make sure elected officials in Iowa stay true to our right to keep and bear arms and do not infringe on your freedoms. But all of our hard work amounts to nothing if you, the people of Iowa fail to do your part. You need to do your homework on candidates. What’s more, if you truly want to see our cause advanced, if you want to see your Second Amendment rights protected and enhanced, you need to get involved.

    Unfortunately, anti-gunners in Iowa aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. We’ve made real, measurable progress this year. But right now you can bet gun control pushers are doing everything they can to swing the pendulum back the other direction. That includes trying to get anti-gun politicians like Rob Hogg elected to higher office.

    Don’t believe us? Here’s an update to original Bleeding Heartland post we quoted above:

    “UPDATE: Several readers have suggested Hogg should run for governor in 2018. He would be a strong contender for the position too.”

    Rob Hogg for governor in 2018.

    Take a second and think about that.

    Now ask yourself, “What am I doing to protect my right to keep bear arms?”

    If it takes you more than ten seconds to come up with a legitimate answer, we suggest visiting www.IFCPAC.com.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation. 

  • Grassley & Huckabee Pheasant Hunt (Oct. 31)

    October 5, 2015

    Please join Governor Mike Huckabee for a pheasant hunt and special reception honoring Senator Chuck Grassley on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Doc’s Hunt Club in Adel (29475 Prospect Circle Adel, IA 50003 – map).

    The hunt will take place at 8:30 AM with Governor Huckabee, and a reception with the opportunity to shoot clays with both Governor Huckabee and Senator Grassley will follow at 10:00 AM.

    Hunting involves a minimum donation of $250 while a $25 donation covers entry to the reception. All funds raised will go to Senator Grassley’s reelection campaign. Space on the hunt is limited, so please RSVP Anne Roth at 515-314-2705 or email anne.roth@grassleyworks.com.

    Senator Grassley has been and continues to be a friend of the Second Amendment and works hard to protect the gun rights of not only Iowans, but Americans everywhere. Your support helps to ensure Senator Grassley can continue his good work on Second Amendment issues.

    • Donations can be sent online by clicking here
    • Donations can be mailed to: The Grassley Committee – P.O. Box 1000, Des Moines, IA 50304

    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email listfor the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • ATF Reverses Course, Will Not Ban M855

    March 10, 2015

     

    Over 80,000 Americans weighed in in a matter of a few short weeks

    BATFE calls of ban on M855 – for now

    The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has announced they will not be banning M855 ammunition at this time.

    In a statement put out just a short time ago the BATFE admitted to hearing a tidal wave of opposition. More than 80,000 comments in a matter of just a few short weeks. Among those comments were emails from several thousand Iowans who used our Legislative Action Center to voice their opinion that the BATFE was making a colossal mistake. The BATFE statement reads:

    “Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study. Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process (for example, through additional proposals and opportunities for comment) before proceeding with any framework.”

    We couldn’t be more proud to have helped turn the tide against this latest backdoor gun control attempt. We were extremely proud to see Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst take a stand for our rights as well. As we pointed out on March 1st, Sen. Grassley pledged to use his position as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to fight the ban.

    By now the message should be clear. Iowan’s are willing and able to Stand and Fight to protect our freedoms.

    Thank you to everyone that joined us!

    Stay vigilant though, we know M855 and other ammunition types are in anti-gunner’s sights. It’s just a matter of time before another backdoor gun control scheme surfaces. And when that happens we’ll do our part to help the cause.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • Review & Preview – Week 7 of Iowa’s Legislative Session

    March 1, 2015

    “A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”
    -Frederick Douglas

    Week 7 recap:

    For weeks that we’ve been telling you we’ve been working behind the scenes on strong pro-gun owner legislation. The details are not 100% final just yet, but it’s time to go public.

    We plan to legalize suppressors and fix many issues that have plagued Iowa’s firearms owners for years.

    This week we expect Representative Matt Windschitl to introduce a wide-ranging omnibus bill that addresses many issues the Iowa Firearms Coalition has raised over the years. Legalizing suppressors is the most high profile portion of this bill, but it also repeals the ban on youth shooting in Iowa, fixes concealed carry training and recertification issues, and much more.

    We’ve posted Matt’s run down of everything that’s in the bill on our website.

    What you need to know for week 8:

    Major deadline looming!
    The first major deadline of the legislative session is just days away. The first funnel is Friday March 6th. In order to be signed into law a bill must pass out of it’s first committee assignment by the first funnel date – March 6th this year.

    Once the omnibus bill is introduced it’ll have very little time to pass out of committee. It’s imperative that we act fast, and we’re counting on you to show lawmakers that we mean it when we say thousands of Iowan’s are serious about protecting and enhancing our Second Amendment rights. This means calling and emailing legislators, and getting family and friends to do the same. We’ll have detailed instructions on what to do as soon as the bill is filed.

    Fight against ATF M855 ban continues.
    Thousands of you have used our pre-written emails to show the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives that you oppose their ban on M855 ammunition.

    Now we’ve made it easy to email your legislators in Washington D.C. to tell them to do their part to block this ban. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley has already pledged to use his position as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to fight the BATFE’s latest infringement.

    What you can do right now:

    Prepare for action
    We expect to see a major pro-gun owner bill introduced this week. As soon as it’s filed we’ll be emailing you detailed instructions on who to call, who to email, and what to say. Time is short, so when we put out the call don’t delay.

    Tell lawmakers to fight BATFE ban on M855
    We’ve set up a “one stop shop” on our website providing you with tools to take action, and get informed on the fight to stop the ban on M855 ammunition.

    Become a member – major discounts now available
    Just a few days left on our lifetime membership offer – 40% off! Can’t afford a lifetime membership? No problem, we offer annual memberships too. Remember, we’re an all volunteer organization, we don’t get paid for the work we do and we don’t waste your money on a bunch of marketing and print material. You can rest assured 100% of your membership money goes to protecting and enhancing your Second Amendment rights.

    Stay tuned for more important updates!

    Fighting for your Second Amendment rights in Iowa,
    Sheena Green
    IFC Communications Director
    NRA Member


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.