• National Anti-Gun Groups Piling On SF425

    March 19, 2015
    Iowa Police or  Mom Demand Action. Who would you think knows more about fighting crime?

    When you are in danger who would you rather call? The police -OR- a mom that demands action?

    Who’s Who of Anti-Gunners

    There’s a lot of games being played behind closed doors in the capitol right now. We’re in full on legislative mode and it’s obvious we’ve rattled several cages. The anti-gun groups have flocked to Iowa from around the country and are scrambling to derail SF425 by any means necessary.

    We’re doing everything we can, but right now we need you to weigh in. Use our latest Advocacy Campaign to send a “It’s time for a vote on SF425” message to your Senator, then give ’em a call at the Senate switchboard (515-281-3371) and leave them a message.

    In the last 48 hours we’ve seen out-of-state gun control groups parachute into Iowa politics at a remarkable rate. It’s venerable “Who’s Who” of national anti-gun groups.

    Moms Demand Action
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    Americans for Responsible Solutions
    Center for American Progress
    Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
    And more

    They’re all clambering to stop this bill. They’re falsely claiming this bill would “arm felons and domestic abusers” by making Iowa’s Permit to Acquire optional.

    What they’re not telling you is that under federal law it’s illegal to sell any firearm to a prohibited person (the list includes felons and domestic abusers, among others). If SF425 is signed into law, it would still be illegal to sell any firearm to a prohibited person.

    In fact, the anti-gunners have failed to mention the fact that this bill actually increases the penalties for anyone making an illegal firearms sale. Of course this doesn’t fit their scare tactic, so it’s no real surprise they’ve left this critical detail out.

    SF425 – Endorsed by Iowa Law Enforcement

    We’ve pointed this out before, but it bears repeating. This bill has been carefully crafted and was created alongside Iowa’s law enforcement community. It addresses several issues with Iowa legal code they’d like to see fixed. Things like making permit to carry licenses uniform state-wide, and creating a means to electronically verify the validity of a person’s permit to carry.

    Everything that’s included in this bill has been endorsed by Iowa’s law enforcement community. And yet the gun control crowd continues to purposely ignore the experts on crime in Iowa.

    Not only have Iowa’s police endorsed this bill, they’ve also worked side by side with the firearms community to lobby for this bill’s passage.

    Ask yourself, if this bill was really so bad, why would the police want to see it passed?

    The answer is simple. They know more about fighting crime than anyone else, and when they examined this bill they see that it does not put Iowans in danger.

    The Iowa Police Chiefs Association, the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Association, and the Iowa Peace Officers Association all agree this is a good bill.

    SF425 – Endorsed by police – Backed by Iowans.

    It’s time for a vote on SF425!! Use our latest Advocacy Campaign to send a strong message to your Senator.


    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.

  • Everytown for Gun Safety Purposely Ignoring Iowa Law Enforcement

    March 17, 2015

     

    Who has a better handle on crime in Iowa? The police -OR- Michael Bloomberg

    This all boils down to who do you trust more. A nanny-state billionaire –OR– the men and women of Iowa who work to keep law and order.

     

    Lots of hot air

    There’s a lot of talk about SF425, the Omnibus Gun Bill. Unfortunately there’s also a lot of misinformation being intentionally spread around.

    One side is screaming, shouting, and doing everything they can to misrepresent this bill. They’ve even gone so far as to falsely claim this bill would “arm domestic abusers and felons.” No surprise, it’s the anti-gun crowd once again spreading deceit and misinformation.

    Everything they do, everything they say, is built around trying make you think the Omnibus Gun Bill will make you less safe. The reality is they’re wrong, and Iowa’s law enforcement community would be one of the first to tell you that.

    Tell your Senator ‘it’s time for a vote on SF425!’

    What you’re not being told

    What the anti-gunners are purposely not telling you is that Iowa’s police officers, sheriffs, and other law enforcement officers all agree: SF425 is a good bill, and passing it will not impact your safety.

    How do we know they feel that way? Well for starters they worked with us to help craft this bill. We’ve been working side by side with the police to get this bill passed. Think about it, why would they support any bill that would make you less safe? Their support proves this is good legislation.

    Don’t believe us? Check the lobbyist declarations for SF425 and HF527 the Senate and House version of the Omnibus Gun Bill. The bills are endorsed by groups like the:

    Iowa Police Chiefs Association
    Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies Association
    Iowa Peace Officers Association

    Who do you trust more?

    Ultimately this whole argument comes down to trust. Who do you feel is more trustworthy?

     

    Iowa’s police officers, sheriffs deputies and law enforcement officials.
    –OR–
    The gun control crowd, and their nanny-state sugar daddies.

    The men and women who everyday put on their uniforms and work to keep you safe.
    –OR–
    A bunch of moms who think demanding action will solve anything.

    The ones you call when something goes bump in the night.
    –OR–
    The fast talking out-of-state lobbyists flown in from New York City.

     

    SF425 – Endorsed by police. Backed by Iowans.

    If this bill endangered Iowans there’s no way Iowa’s law enforcement community would sign off on it. And yet despite all of the claims being made by anti-gun groups, Iowa’s police do in fact say this is a good bill.

    We trust the police to keep us safe.

    We call them when we’re in danger.

    We turn to them when our communities are in need.

    Now it’s time to listen to them.

    It’s time for a vote on SF425.

     


    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.

  • Everytown for Gun Safety Resorts to Deceit in Iowa

    March 12, 2015
    Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety falsely claim that Iowa's SF425 would arm felons and domestic abusers.

    Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are resorting to deceit and scare tactics in an attempt to derail Iowa’s pro-gun owner bill SF425.

    The Bloomberg crew using scare tactics (again)

    You know you’re doing good work when the opposition has to resort to deceit and “untruths” to try to take you down.

    That’s exactly what we saw yesterday when an email from Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action went out claiming SF425, the Omnibus Gun Bill, would “arm felons and domestic abusers in Iowa.”

    Michael Bloomberg’s out-of-state funded astroturf organizations are now officially trying to derail SF425. The sad thing is they’ve proven once again they don’t know the law, and are out of touch with real Iowans.

    In Iowa it’s currently illegal to sell a firearm to a prohibited person (this includes felons and domestic abusers). Under SF425 it will still be a crime to sell a firearm to a prohibited person.

    The fact is Iowa law is – and will remain – fully compliant with federal law on firearms transfers, even under the changes proposed in SF425.

    If you think about it, it’s actually kind of flattering. These over zealous gun control pushers cannot make a legitimate case, so they’re forced to make up a ridiculous argument about SF425 in a sad attempt to justify their desire for more restrictions and infringements on our rights.

    Contact your the Senate today – tell them to pass SF425 in its original form!

    What the Omnibus Gun Bill really is

    SF425, the Omnibus Gun Bill, is a carefully crafted pro-gun owner bill that has broad bi-partisan support and the backing of numerous law enforcement groups in Iowa. It represents the combined efforts of Iowa’s firearms and law enforcement communities to improve Iowa’s firearms laws.

    The Omnibus Gun Bill quite literally protects and enhances the Second Amendment rights of all Iowans.

    SF425 protects firearms owners in Iowa from having their private information from being broadcast for the whole world to see. It gives parents the right to raise their families as they see fit, and the freedom to teach their kids how to safely handle all firearms without the threat of becoming a criminal. It brings Iowa in line with the 39 other states that give their residents the freedom to purchase suppressors. And even increases the penalties for anyone caught making an illegal firearms purchase.

    Bloomberg and his fellow big money 1 percenters are using deceit to try to control how to you and your family exercise your rights. We’re taking them head on, and we need your help.

    Please spread the message and contact your Senator today. Tell them to listen to the overwhelming number of Iowans who’ve reached out to them about SF425. The House has done its job, it got the message and promptly passed the Omnibus Gun Bill. Now it’s time to bring the Senate in line. Stop the negotiations. Stop pandering to anti-gunners who’ll never vote for any pro-gun owner bill. BRING SF425 TO A VOTE!


    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.