• Second Amendment Rally & FULL AUTO SHOOT

    July 13, 2017

    August 12-13
    Ankeny Izaak Walton League
    4857 NE 110th Ave.
    Elkhart, IA 50073

    100+ MACHINE GUNS

    UZIs | TOMMY GUNS | M249s | AK-47s | BARs | MG42s | M60s | AND MORE

    In 2017 Iowa passed the biggest pro-gun law in state history. Come celebrate our newly regained freedoms with a day at the range.

    August 12-13
    9AM to 7PM both days
    Admission: $15 for individuals $30 for families (immediate family only)
    Cost to shoot: $15-$30 per mag/belt
    Concessions will be sold by the Ankeny Centennial Jaguar Trap Team (“The Jags”); food available will include burgers, hot dogs, walking tacos, water and soda.

    ALSO: Don’t forget to check out our September 16th Firearms & Freedom speaking event
    featuring John “Tig” Tiegen, Benghazi survivor & 13 Hours co-author

    Special thanks to our sponsors:
    Tactical Creations LLC Jerry’s Machine Guns & Ankeny Izaak Walton League

  • 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.

    
    

  • Legislative update week 14

    April 17, 2016


    Legislative update week 14

    Iowans-

    The 2016 legislative session will be over very soon. Some legislators are predicting the session could be complete as soon as Friday. Lawmakers’ per diem payments end Tuesday, and it’s an election year. So you can bet they want to get this session wrapped up and get home as quickly as possible.

    We need to you to make it clear that they have unfinished business in the Senate. HF2314, the Privacy Protection Act, is fully eligible for a vote in the full Senate. This bill protects hundreds of thousands of Iowans who have a Permit to Carry or Permit to Acquire from having their personal information collected and broadcast worldwide. This has happened before here in Iowa, and it’s had very real consequences for a number of our members. We’ve been working for the last two years to get this law changed. This year we’ve pushed this bill farther than ever before. But the clock is ticking on the 2016 session, and we need all the help we can to make this meaningful bill unavoidable for the Senate in the final days of the 2016 legislative session.

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    Finally, thanks to the hundreds of you who joined us yesterday at the American Suppressor Association’s suppressor rally in Searsboro. The event featured the biggest suppressor manufacturers, free ammo and plenty of cans to try out. We joined the ASA, the National Rifle Association and the folks from Brownell’s for this great event.

    We were proud to accept the American Suppressor Association’s 2016 Partnership Award on behalf of all of you who helped us legalize suppressors in Iowa. We’re extremely proud to have you all on our team. You can read our After Action Report from the suppressor rally on the website.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Iowa Firearms Coalition. More updates to come!


    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. 

  • Suppressor Rally – After Action Report

    April 17, 2016

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    Yesterday was the kind of day that makes me proud to be a part of the Iowa Firearms Coalition.

    Starting at 10 AM this past Saturday morning, hundreds of people from all over the state flocked to Brownells’ Big Springs Range in Searsboro to attend the American Suppressor Association’s suppressor shoot. ASA, in conjunction with Brownells, held the event to celebrate the recent passage of HF2279, the Hearing Protection Act, and to educate Iowans about suppressors, their use, and the process of obtaining them.

    Staffed by representatives of over half a dozen suppressor manufacturers from all over the country and a few local dealers, those who came were treated to free ammo to fire through a wide assortment of suppressed firearms, ranging from bolt action .338 Lapua Magnums to Kriss Vectors, from Ruger MkIIIs and 1911s to Uzis and ARs. It was a veritable gun cornucopia, all stocked with the finest cans the market has to offer.

    On hand to greet and talk to people were IFC board member and NRA VP Pete Brownell and his father Frank, Brownells’ communications director Ryan Repp and his cohort Roy Hill, the intrepid leaders of the ASA Knox and Michael Williams, and of course, several members of the IFC board and executive committee, including fellow lobbyist Richard Rogers. Representative Matt Windschitl (R-H17), the champion of Second Amendment virtues in the Iowa Legislature, was there with his wife and kids as well.

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    As I walked around chatting with Iowans who drove anywhere from just ten minutes to come, to three hours from the farthest reaches of the state, just to see, shoot and learn about suppressors, I was struck by just how large of a positive impact we’ve made on gun owning Iowans. It’s easy to lose track of this in the daily grind at the Capitol, after all the meetings and phone calls and e-mails. But everywhere I looked I saw the smiling faces of good folks enjoying the fellowship of other gun owners and their families, and it more than reminded me why we do what we do.

    In a private moment away from the crowds, I stood with Matt Windschitl and I asked him how it felt to witness the result of all his hard work. His reply? “*Our* hard work, you mean.”

    Our hard work indeed.

    In appreciation of that hard work, ASA saw fit to honor you and IFC with their 2016 Partnership Award, to recognize your excellence in suppressor advocacy. Attached are some pictures of that award. As you look at them, remember: The award is *yours*. I only received it on your behalf because we couldn’t fit the thousands of you up on that flat-bed trailer.

    Everyone, thank you SO much for everything you do. The session isn’t even over yet, and we’ve already chalked up two more in the win column. IFC would be absolutely nowhere without all your e-mails and your phone calls to legislators, and of course, all your memberships, donations and ongoing moral and volunteer support.

    You all truly define the meaning of “group effort” and “teamwork” and it’s one of the most amazing and heartwarming things to witness and be part of. With a dash of luck hopefully I’ll be able to report still another win or two before this session is over…And if and when that happens, whether it’s this year or next year or in the years ahead, take pride in knowing that you’re part of a statewide coalition of thousands people who all know that freedom starts right here at home, and they all have your back to protect it.

    Thanks again for all you do, everyone. It is an honor to work with you and for you.

    All hands to the middle,
    Barry
    IFC President

     


    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. 

  • Iowa Gun Groups Donate $5,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

    February 26, 2016

    Gun groups doing good in the community.

    A coalition of Second Amendment advocates in Iowa recently just donated more than $5,000 dollars to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. A variety of means were used to raise the donation funds. Mitchell Arms and Ammo of Muscatine, Iowa and members of the Iowa Firearm Owners Alliance and the Iowa Firearms Coalition donated cash and merchandise to a general fund. Merchandise was auctioned off or given away as door prizes to donors with all proceeds returning to the general donation fund. The fundraising efforts netted more than $3,350 dollars.

    That $3,350 St. Jude donation was funneled through a WLLR Radio telethon fundraiser. The money was put up as cash match for any donations made by WLLR listeners. This more than doubled the impact of the gun owner’s donation to St. Jude. As a donor to the telethon WLLR made the Iowa Firearms Coalition, Mitchell Arms and Ammo and the Iowa Firearm Owners Alliance each “Angels of the Hour” throughout their two-day telethon. This “Angel of the Hour” status meant that WLLR listeners were enlightened with pro Second Amendment messages while listening to their favorite country music and donating to St. Jude’s. Here’s an example:

    At the check presentation on Friday, February 26th the collection of gun owners were recognized during a live interview on WLLR.

    Fighting for freedom. Fighting for kids.

    This donation to St. Jude’s will be used  to advance cures, and prevention, for catastrophic children’s diseases.

    All of the donors, organizers, and participants of this fundraiser are pro Second Amendment. It’s no secret that there’s a coordinated, nationwide effort to paint gun owners as callous, racist and selfish people who don’t care for anyone else but themselves. This movement is backed billionaire 1%’ers. But while these anti gunners go out of their way to sling mud at NRA members and anyone who believes in their God-given and constitutionally protected rights, gun owners in Iowa are selflessly donating thousands of dollars to charity and the fight to end childhood cancer.

    Think about that for a second. These aren’t “gun nuts” or radicals. These are everyday Iowans, Americans, and just plain old regular citizens, all united by their love of freedom. But also united by a common commitment to their community, and a desire to make the world better in ways that don’t require the shredding of their rights. This kind of behavior is more common than many non-gun owners care to acknowledge. Contrast that with #GunSense groups like Mom’s Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, Iowans for Gun Safety and so on… When was the last time you heard of them donating to anything like St. Jude’s?

    The point is simple. Don’t believe the hype and don’t believe the anti gun owner propaganda being pushed by the national media and gun control groups that feed them stories of cold, callous, selfish gun owners.

    We are taking a stand for our freedoms. We’re doing good in the community. We’re not stopping.


    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.

  • Privacy Protection Act PASSES Committee Vote Unopposed

    February 16, 2016

    Unopposed!

    The Privacy Protection Act passed a House Judiciary Committee vote this afternoon 20-0-1 (20 votes for, zero votes against, and one legislator absent). This puts the Privacy Protection Act in the same position as several other pro-gun owner bills awaiting a vote before the entire Iowa House of Representatives.

    If you’re wondering where these bills are at in the legislative process be sure to check out our How a bill becomes a law in Iowa page which lays out each step of the process.

    Today’s bill passed with an amendment that includes three provisions:

    1: Removes the “within 30 days prior to expiration” restriction on renewal of permits. Renewal applications may be made at any time prior to expiration.
    2. Adds privacy protection for “victims of domestic violence” who request information on the weapons permit status of their abuser.
    3. Removes the requirement to provide a reason for a request for weapons permit status.

    Next vote expected on 2/23

    The Privacy Protection Act expected to be taken up by the entire House of Representatives on February 23rd. Hopefully that date rings a bell for you. That’s the date of the Iowa Firearms Coalition’s 2016 Second Amendment Day in the capitol.

    It’s looking more and more likely that our Second Amendment Day will coincide with votes on several pro-gun owner bills in the House of Representatives. These include the Privacy Protection Act, the Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act, the Emergency Protection Act, the ATV Carry Act, and the Hearing Protection Act. February 23rd has potential to be a very big day for our cause.

    You folks do an excellent job of making your case while maintaining a respectful, and professional demeanor and it is not going unnoticed in the legislature. We look forward to seeing all of you on the 23rd.

    Iowa Firearms Coalition Legislative Day 2016

    Action required SOON

    You may have noticed that so far this session there have been very few IFC action alerts and calls for you to get in touch with your legislators. But those days are coming. The truth is they simply haven’t been needed yet. Our bills have sailed through their House committee votes so far. But once we get to the Senate we’ll need all hands on deck.

    Join us on Tuesday the 23rd and help us push these pro-gun owner bills through the House and into the Senate. This will mark the beginning of a new phase in the 2016 legislative session. One that will require routine emails, phone calls, and most importantly, face-to-face discussions with your senators.

    The time for action will soon be upon us Iowans. Stand ready!


    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. 

  • IA Legislative Update – Week 4 – Multiple IFC Victories!

    February 7, 2016

    Legislative update week 4
    Multiple victories!

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    Wow, what a week!

    In the last seven days we’ve seen four pro-gun owner bills sail through committee votes with ease, the introduction of an additional pro-gun owner bill, AND our members played a vital role in saving a college shooting program.

    First thing’s first, here’s a breakdown of the votes that took place Thursday:

    Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act
    House Judiciary Committee
    Passed 17-4Hearing Protection Act
    House Judiciary Committee
    Passed 18-3

    Emergency Protection Act

    House Judiciary Committee
    Passed 17-4ATV Carry Act
    House Natural Resources Committee
    Passed 17-1

    As you can see each of these bills are collecting broad support. Opponents of these bills find themselves in an extreme minority, very encouraging!Also, last week the Privacy Protection Act was also introduced into the House. Late Thursday, the Privacy Protection Act passed a subcommittee vote 2-1, and now awaits a House Judiciary Committee vote. This bill is vital to protecting the personal information of more than a quarter million Iowans.

    As each of these bills progresses through the legislature things get more difficult. This means we need each of and every one of you to help move these bills forward. This means contacting your legislators, meeting them face to face, and getting your friends and family involved.

    Reminder: we’re tracking all updates on all of these bills on our 2016 Iowa Legislative Session page on our website.

    Second Amendment Day
    February 23rd

    Join us on the 23rd for IFC’s Second Amendment Day in the Iowa Capitol. We’ll calling on all Second Amendment advocates in Iowa to gather in the capitol for a show of support for pro-gun owner legislation making their way through the capitol. We’ll be joined by representatives from the National Rifle Association and the American Suppressor Association. The day starts at 8AM, and we expect to see action in the House of Representatives as early as 10AM.

    We’ve been told there’s a fairly decent chance the bills that just passed out of committee will be voted on that day. It’s not guaranteed, but it is a distinct possibility.

    This means you’ll be able to join scores of other gun owners and send a strong message to the Iowa legislature. As an added bonus there’s also a good chance you’ll see pro-gun bills voted on in person.

    Please join us, and bring a your friends!

    Machine Gun Shoot

    While you have your calendar out, mark down June 10th, 11th, and 12th. The Iowa Firearms Coalition is partnering with Jerry’s Machine Guns, Sure Shot Range, and Tactical Creations to put on a three-day machine gun shoot in Mount Auburn, Iowa.


    Victory in Indianola!

    Finally, we’re extremely proud to announce victory for the Simpson College Shooting Club! Gun control advocates recently set their sights on the college’s shooting club calling for the “immediate dissolution” of the club and their coach. They started a petition and collected 187 signatures. The shooting club started their own ‘save the shooting club’ petition and shared with us. In less than 3 days IFC members and supporters collected more than 2,200 signatures!

    Friday the Simpson Board of Trustees met to discuss the shooting club and the anti-gunner’s demands. Not only did the board side with the shooting club, they even made plans to hire a full-time shooting coach. An overwhelming victory for the Simpson Shooting Club. The club’s advisor has asked us relay the club’s sincerest thanks for rallying around their team.

    This is exactly why we fight, and do what we do. So that our fellow Iowans may continue to exercise their individual liberties and their constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Well done IFC members!

     
    More updates to come. Thank you for your ongoing 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 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. 

  • Iowa Machine Gun Shoot 2016

    February 7, 2016

    Machine Gun Shoot

     


    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. 

  • Hillary’s gun control flip-flop confirmed in Iowa

    February 1, 2016

    Hillary Flip Flop

    Hillary #GunSense Clinton

    Hillary Clinton wants so desperately to be this country’s gun control top dog. For months she’s been clamoring to point out how badly she wants “common sense” gun control measures, including Australia style gun confiscations. But why is Hillary on such a fervent gun control kick? Well, it all traces back to a single source: a socialist from Vermont.

    A year ago Hillary was looking at clear skies and smooth sailing all the way to receiving the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Then Senator Bernie Sanders threw his hat in the ring. Sanders, a self admitted socialist is further to the left on the political spectrum than Hillary in just about every conceivable way.

    Initially Sanders wasn’t a concern for Hillary. Just an eccentric socialist with kooky hair. But when progressives in the party’s base started ‘feeling the Bern’ and abandoning the Good Ship Hillary, the former Secretary of State had to start scrambling. She had to find a way to prove herself to the left-wing activists within the party. Her coronation suddenly didn’t appear to be such a sure thing. Hillary had to find something, anything, where she could be more radical than the socialist Sanders. She was not about to cut ties with her Wall Street sugar-daddies but the gun topic was one area where there was some light between the two of them. So Hillary decided that for the good of her campaign gun control would have to become a bigger priority. Not because Hillary cares about gun control. It’s because it’ll help her score political points and win the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

    ’08 Hillary vs. ’16 Hillary

    Yesterday, the day before the 2016 Iowa Caucuses Hillary went out of her way to once again bring up gun control. She brought up the NRA/Iowa Firearms Coalition measure, the Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act. A bill that would remove Iowa’s archaic ban on supervised youth handgun shooting. Under Iowa law your son or daughter can learn to shoot any shotgun or rifle there is, including those evil AR15s and AK47s everyone fears, but the second a parent lets them handle a handgun they’re committing a criminal act.

    Here’s what Hillary had to say about parents being free to teach their kids to shoot a handgun:

    Clinton grew animated when talking about how the NRA is interested in “lowering the age from 14 to let more children legally have guns. What kind of debate is that? I have heard about what happens to children…finding that loaded gun. I’ve heard the stories, I’ve seen the news reports, about the ones who are killed.”

    Flashing anger, Clinton yelled, “What is wrong with us!”

    First off, Hillary conveniently left out several important facts about Iowa’s Youth Safety and Parental Rights Act. Namely that this bill is not about letting kids have guns as Hillary claims, it’s about teaching kids at an early age to respect firearms and how to behave around these items. It’s about allowing parents to address their children’s natural curiosity. That way if they do find a loaded gun they’re not curious and tempted to play with it putting themselves or those around them in danger.

    Setting aside Hillary’s gross mischaracterization of this bill, her comments Sunday were a direct contradiction to her very own words on the campaign trail.

    Back in 2008, during a different presidential campaign Hillary was running against then Senator Barack Obama. Back then Hillary went out of her way to try to show her appreciation for parents teaching kids to shoot. She even went so far as to tell glowing stories about her childhood and time spent behind the family cottage learning to shoot with dad. Here’s how Hillary learned to shoot:

    “You know, my dad took me out behind the cottage that my grandfather built on a little lake called Lake Winola outside of Scranton and taught me how to shoot when I was a little girl,” she said.

    “You know, some people now continue to teach their children and their grandchildren. It’s part of culture. It’s part of a way of life. People enjoy hunting and shooting because it’s an important part of who they are. Not because they are bitter.”

    Flip-flip: Achieved

    If that’s not a complete flip-flop, we don’t know what is.

    The #GunSense crowd will never admit it publicly, but by now Hillary’s gun control push is nothing more than a well documented case of political pandering. She’s desperate to do whatever she can score political points. In this case it’s pushing for more gun control. But if it weren’t for Bernie Sanders she’d probably still be talking about all of her fond memories of shooting with dad on the shores of Lake Winola.

    We’re not buying your charade Hillary, and judging by your shrinking polling numbers, neither are plenty of Iowans.


    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. 

  • North Liberty Gun Ban – Illogical & Illegal

    November 26, 2015
    Banning guns on city property has been illegal in Iowa for years.

    Banning guns on city property has been illegal in Iowa for years.

     

     

    11/24/2015 — Tonight the North Liberty city council discussed banning law abiding citizens from legally carrying firearms on city property. A standing room only crowd of Iowa Firearms Coalition members and responsible North Liberty firearms owners turned out to voice their opposition, and in the process sent a resounding message to their city council: ‘The people of North Liberty DO NOT under any circumstances support this illegal proposal.’

    IFC members showed up en masse to the North Liberty city council meeting.

    IFC members showed up en masse to the North Liberty city council meeting.

    Gun bans such as the one proposed in North Liberty do nothing but disarm good, law abiding Iowans. Deranged madmen, criminals and radicals have never paid any attention to laws such as this, and as such find no shortage of unarmed victims in these supposed “Gun Free Zones.” The examples of this are tragic and not hard to find.

    Not only are gun free zones like the one proposed in North Liberty illogical, they’re also illegal under Iowa state law. Iowa code 724.28 clearly states:

         A political subdivision of the state shall not enact an ordinance
         regulating the ownership, possession, legal transfer, lawful
         transportation, registration, or licensing of firearms when the
         ownership, possession, transfer, or transportation is otherwise
         lawful under the laws of this state.  An ordinance regulating
         firearms in violation of this section existing on or after April 5,
         1990, is void.

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition thanks the responsible, law abiding citizens of North Liberty for respectfully showing their opposition to this illegal proposal.


    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.