• 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.