• IFC’s August Update

    August 7, 2016

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    August Update
    Iowa Firearms Coalition

    Iowans-

    There’s less than a week until the start of the 2016 Iowa State Fair. This major event draws more than a million people to the East side of Des Moines. With approximately 100,000 people passing through their gates each day and relatively tiny number of armed security personnel the Iowa State Fair is also Iowa’s largest gun free zone, making it an area ripe for crime and victimization.

    Last week a panel of Iowa lawmakers reviewed the Iowa State Fair’s gun free zone policy, but decided to take no action to overturn the ban. Speaker after speaker testified against your right to defend yourself and to protect your loved ones. The Iowa Firearms Coalition was the only pro-Second Amendment organization to testify in favor of repealing the Iowa State Fair’s ban on the lawful carry of firearms. Our testimony is on the website, and so is a perfect example of why you should be able to carry at the Iowa State Fair.

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    The Iowa Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee may have decided against taking any action but that does not mean the issue of State Fair Carry is dead. We expect to see this brought up during the 2017 legislative session. In all honesty though, unless we can flip the Iowa Senate repealing the Iowa State Fair gun ban will be tough. Not impossible, but tough. As will passing laws like Stand Your Ground, Constitutional Carry, or repealing Iowa’s ban on supervised youth handgun shooting. That’s why it’s imperative that you get involved this election cycle and do more than vote.

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    We’re working extremely hard to flip the Senate, but we need your help. Our campaign and election division, IFC-PAC, is mobilizing Iowans around the state to end the Gronstalling in the Iowa Senate and pave the way for the a legislature that is committed to protecting and enhancing the Second Amendment. When you’re ready to go to work for the Second Amendment sign-up to volunteer with IFC-PAC or make a donation to help us flip the Iowa Senate!

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    Finally, we’re very excited to announce that Jack of West Chester was the winner of our July AR15 Upgrade Giveaway. Jack won an 13” Geissele Automatics rail and ALG Defense ACT trigger for his AR15. This month we’ve partnered with Vortex Optics to giveaway their newest red-dot optic the SPARC AR. There are multiple ways to enter, and you can gain bonus entries for referring a friend. We’ll be giving away the Vortex SPARC AR at the end of this month, but every week we’re selecting a random winner and mailing them small prize from our IFC swag bag.

    Click HERE to enter.

    More updates to come. Thank you for continuing to support the Iowa Firearms Coalition!


    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. 

     

  • IFC’s July Update – Good News & Giveaways

    July 18, 2016

     

    IFC’s July Update

    In this update:
    Iowa Gun Control Advocates Frustrated
    Iowa Ranks Among States with Least “Gun Violence”
    IFC Sponsors State IDPA Championship
    Geissele/IFC AR15 Upgrade GIVEAWAY

    Iowa Gun Control Advocates Notably Frustrated

    Iowans –

    If you’ve ever wondered if all those emails and phone calls we ask you to send actually make a difference, wonder no more. Not only are we getting pro-Second Amendment laws passed here in Iowa, we’re blocking gun control bills and it’s making anti-gunners very frustrated. Of course, none of this is new news, but this week multiple media outlets verified what we’ve been saying for quite some time now.

    Last week a host of gun control advocates voiced their frustration over their continued failure to advance their gun control agenda in Iowa. They even owned up to the fact that they’re losing ground in our state as IFC backed bills like ATV Carry and the legalization of suppressors are signed into law.

    In short, all those emails, phone calls and campaign work you guys are doing is paying off. Not only are we passing pro-gun owner laws, we’re blocking gun control efforts in our state and it is making gun grabbers visibly frustrated.

    BUT, despite their frustrations Iowa’s gun control advocates are not slowing down. They recently outlined their gun control priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Needless to say, we cannot become complacent and we’ll need your continued commitment to block these anti-gun bills.

    We’ve posted the anti-gunners Iowa wish list on our IFC-PAC website.

    Iowa Ranks Among States with Least “Gun Violence”

    The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) brought more good news late last month. The WSJ found that Iowa ranks 9th in the country for the least amount of “gun violence.” This was noteworthy enough that the Des Moines Register even picked up on the story saying “Despite having one of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths, Iowa has one of the highest rates of gun ownership, with about one-third of adult Iowans owning a firearm.”

    Anti-gunners who endlessly preach that more guns equals more crime are continually being proven wrong by us Iowans. Keep it up!

    IFC Sponsors State IDPA Championship

    We’re proud to announce the Second Annual Iowa IDPA State Championship is in the books. IFC is a proud sponsor of this event. This years championship featured 129 of the best shooters from around the Midwest. Not only was IFC an event sponsor, our ice cream cart was a big hit in the July heat.

    Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped make this another safe and successful event. And congrats to this year’s winners!

    Geissele/IFC AR15 Upgrade GIVEAWAY

    Finally, we’re proud to announce a new giveaway for IFC followers. This month we’re giving away a 13″ Geissele rail, Geissele gas block and ALG Defense ACT trigger to a lucky IFC follower at the end of the month. It’s a small way that we can say thank you for your continued support of our efforts. Entering is easy. Just click the link and enter your email address. You can gain up to four bonus entries doing things like visiting the Geissele Automatics Facebook page, our Twitter page and so on.

    As an added bonus each week we’re be giving away a small bonus prize to our IFC followers. Congrats to Landon of Gilmore City and Jamie of Independence, our first two winners of the month.

    We’ll have more updates to come. In the meantime, thanks again for your continued support of the Iowa Firearms Coalition!


    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.