• Lewis Machine and Tool RAFFLE

    August 7, 2017

        

     

    We’ve got our hands on the nearly unattainable LMT LM8MRP. This ultra high-end AR sells for more than more than $2,000 but good luck finding one, they’re sold out literally everywhere.
     
    We’re raffling off this LMT to raise funds for the upcoming legislative session. Tickets are $10 each -OR- 3 for $25. We’re cutting off sales September 9th with a winner drawn on the 16th.
     
    State law PROHIBITS us from selling raffle tickets online or by mail, which means all raffle transactions must be face to face. Fortunately a handful of great pro-2A businesses have stepped up and are selling the tickets in their shops around the state. Stop by any of these shops to purchase your tickets!
     
    Marion – Cedar Valley Outfitters
    Muscatine – Mitchell Arms and Ammo
    Waterloo – Eagle Center Firearms LLC
    Mason City – Hart Brothers South
    Johnston – CrossRoads Shooting Sports
    Sioux City – American Brothers In Arms
    Indianola – All American Exteriors
    Vinton – Tactical Creations
    Baxter – Controlled Chaos Arms
     
    If you’ve got a business that would be willing to sell tickets let us know. The more the merrier!
  • IFC Update – Week 1 – Monumental Start to 2017

    January 15, 2017


    Monumental Start to 2017

    IFC on Offense

    Week one of the 2017 legislative session is off to a phenomenal start. On day one our friends in the Iowa Senate introduced Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2), a bill to write your right to keep and bear arms into the Iowa Constitution. Our long-time friends in the Iowa House of Representatives are expected to do the same. The new majority leaders in the Iowa Senate have proclaimed they’re ready to ‘kick the door in’ and introducing our Constitutional Amendment bill on day one is a good sign. Even more exciting, SJR2 has 29 co-sponsors!

    We expect a subcommittee hearing on SJR2 to take place next week. At this time we don’t expect any issue with this hearing.

    SJR2 is without a doubt the most important piece of pro-gun owner legislation that will be introduced this session. Without this bill all other gun laws and gun bills (Stand Your Ground, Shall Issue, and everything we’ve worked for) in Iowa can easily be wiped out by activist judges on the Iowa Supreme Court or a runaway Iowa legislature. Here’s more detail on why SJR2 trumps all other pro-gun owner bills.

    More good news, the first week of the session also brought the introduction of Stand Your Ground, and Permit Privacy bills. Don’t be surprised if you see multiple bills covering the same general topic (Stand Your Ground for instance). IFC will be closely monitoring every one of these bills and will be updating you on which versions are best, which are gaining traction and which bills have the best chance at passage.

    Reminder: there are several more IFC backed bills that haven’t been introduced yet. We have our 2017 IFC Priorities list posted on the website. The list is long, it is thorough and we’re certain you’ll like what you see.

    Second Amendment Day in the Capitol

    March 7th, 2017

    Join IFC and gun owners from around the state in the Iowa Capitol on Tuesday, March 7th. Meet with IFC leaders, tour the capitol, and most importantly take your support for Second Amendment issues directly to Iowa lawmakers. Nothing is more effective than talking to a legislator face-to-face and there’s no better place to do it than right where they work.

    Mark your calendars, make your plans, tell your friends and tell your legislators to make sure they’re squared away on our bills because IFC will be in the capitol on March 7th.

    St. Jude Children’s Hospital

    When was the last you saw Mom’s Demand Action, or Everytown for Gun Safety do something like this?

    IFC is stepping up again this year to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We’re asking for donations, either financial or in the form of firearms, ammunition or other related materials. All material items will lumped together in lots and raffled off. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s where they treat children with cancer and help find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

    Last year we raised more than $5,000 for St. Jude’s. This year we’d like to give even more to this great cause. A box of ammo, a firearm, magazines, or just about anything at all will be gladly accepted and appreciated. All we ask is that it’s in good working order if it’s a weapon or firearm. To donate visit www.IowaFC.org/StJude

    Finally, your laugh of the day…

    …compliments of Everytown for Gun Safety who just proved how little they know about Iowa.

    
    

  • 2015 Dallas County Sheriff’s Shootout Fundraiser

    September 13, 2015

     

    A fundraiser for local veterans and families in need.

    A fundraiser for local veterans and families in need.

     

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition has been invited to participate in the 2015 Dallas County Sheriff’s Shootout. This fundraiser will benefit area veterans groups, holiday food baskets, and the ‘Shop with a Cop’ program.

    Shootout events will include: a Zombie 3-Gun course, Permit to Carry re-qualifications, and firearms raffles.

    Despite what some folks would have you believe there are indeed good cops out there. Lots and lots of them in fact. In this case Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard is a very upfront proponent of Second Amendment rights and fully embraces law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise their right to carry. We’re proud be a part of this event!

    Please join us Sunday, September 27th, at the Des Moines Rifle and Revolver Club in Van Meter.


    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 list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation. 

  • Brady Campaign Forced To Pay Pro-Gun Groups!

    June 24, 2015
    We'd love to see a fat check and a good portion of the Brady Campaign's money get used to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of Iowans.  Please help spread this around, it might be the easiest way you can help us raise money (and stick it to the anti's in the process).

    We’d love to see a fat check and a good portion of the Brady Campaign’s money get used to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of Iowans. Please help spread this around, it might be the easiest way you can help us raise money (and stick it to the anti’s in the process).

    Anti-gunners plan backfires big time

    For the last year the notoriously anti-gun Brady Campaign has been suing the online ammunition retailer Lucky Gunner. They claim that because Lucky Gunner sold the ammunition used in the tragic Aurora, Colorado shooting they were somehow responsible for the actions of their product’s end-user.

    Fortunately the judge in this suit laid down the law on the Brady bunch and dismissed the case. What’s even better he forced the Brady Campaign to cover Lucky Gunner’s legal fees!

    “Those who ignite a fire should be responsible for the cost of suppressing it before it becomes a conflagration,” Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch wrote to the Brady Campaign.

    Lucky Gunner to give away the Brady’s money

    Judge Matsch ordered the Brady Campaign to pay Lucky Gunner $111.971.10 to cover their legal fees.

    Having been drug through the mud for months by desperate anti-gunners the folks over at Lucky Gunner would have been well within their rights to take that hard-earned money, pay their bills and continue on with their lives.

    But in a true showing of their commitment to the Second Amendment community Lucky Gunner has announced they’re giving away every single penny they’ve been awarded to a select group of pro-gun groups throughout the country.

    Fortunately the Iowa Firearms Coalition is on the list. This means the IFC could use the anti-gunners own money against them here in Iowa.

    If we want to capitalize on this opportunity we’re going to need your grassroots support once again.

    It won’t cost you any money, and it’ll take less than 60 seconds. But your actions will have a direct financial impact on the Iowa Firearms Coalition.

    How it works & How to help

    Brady Campaign forced to pay Lucky Gunner's legal fees. Help us bring some of that money to Iowa!

    Voting is easy. Help make sure Iowa’s only all volunteer, non-profit 2A organization can maximize on this great opportunity.

    Helping the IFC is easy.

    1) Go to the Lucky Gunner website.

    2) Scroll down.

    3) Select “Iowa Firearms Coalition.”

    4) Submit your vote.

    That’s it.

    You can vote once per day per device. Which means you can log multiple votes if you use your smart phone, tablet, or have multiple computers, etc..

    Voting ends on August 1st.

    According to Lucky Gunner they’ll split the Brady Campaign’s money the following ways:

    “we’ll cut checks to each organization receiving votes on a percentage basis. In other words, if “Organization A” gets 5% of the vote, it will receive 5% of whatever is recovered.”

    We’d love to see a fat check and a good portion of the Brady Campaign’s money get used to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of Iowans.

    Please help spread this around, it might be the easiest way you can help us raise money (and stick it to the anti’s in the process).


    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 list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • BREAKING: Gabby Giffords to visit Iowa in support of Bruce Braley

    October 14, 2014
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    Courtesy: KCCI

     

    Gabby Giffords will soon be visiting our state in an attempt to drum up support for Representative Bruce Bailey’s Braley’s run for the US Senate. Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly head the gun control super PAC “Americans for Responsible Solutions.” Giffords has just begun a nine state tour that’s pushing a gun control agenda that will allegedly “help protect women and families.”

    Specific details of Giffords’ visit have yet to be released to the public.

    This isn’t the first time Braley has leaned on these anti-gunners for support. Almost a year ago Giffords and Kelly spoke at the “Bruce Blues & BBQ.” Giffords’ super PAC has even endorsed Braley’s run for the senate.

    Braley has been very open about his desire to enact stricter gun control regulations, and his close relationship with Giffords and Kelly erases any doubt that if elected Braley will support more gun control. If for no other reason than to repay Giffords and Co. for the favors they’ve done for him and his campaign.

    For this reason and many others IFC is proud to support Joni Ernst in her run for Senate. And we encourage our fellow Iowans who value their rights and oppose the Braley/Giffords/Michael Bloomberg gun control scheme to vote for Ernst in the upcoming election.

    If you’re interested in joining our fight to elect solid, pro-gun candidates this November CLICK HERE to volunteer and make a real difference.