• ATV Carry Act Signed Into Law

    April 6, 2016

    ATV Carry Act Signed Into Law
    Iowa's ATV Carry Act - 2016

    Iowans-

    This morning Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 2283, the ATV Carry Act, into law! This means after July 1st it will be legal for Permit to Carry holders to carry their pistols and revolvers while riding ATVs, snowmobiles, and other unlicensed vehicles. As some of you may remember this bill was watered down by Senate Democrats, but the passage of HF2283 is still a significant improvement over the way things were at the start of this session (when you couldn’t carry at all when riding).

    You can read the full text of the bill HERE.

    Privacy Protection Act

    While we have your attention, please take 60 seconds to email your senator about HF2314, the Privacy Protection Act. If you have a Permit to Carry or Permit to Acquire this bill has a direct impact on you. The Privacy Protection Act puts an end to the media & others having free rein to collect and publish the private information of permit holders in Iowa.

    The bill has passed every hurdle except a vote in the full Senate. We’ve set up a new Advocacy Campaign that makes it easy to email your senator urging them to pass HF2314 as written. This campaign has been getting a lot of traffic and it’s making an impact. The Privacy Protection Act has a very real chance of getting passed through a full Senate vote this session, but that’s only if we continue to push this issue to the forefront. We’re not through yet, we need you to keep fighting!

    Email your senator right now, then forward this to anyone else you know who has a Permit to Carry and get them to do the same.

    More to be done

    After we passed the Hearing Protection Act we promised you we weren’t through fighting. Today we delivered another victory for Second Amendment advocates in Iowa. We’re plenty excited, but the Iowa Firearms Coalition is not done fighting. Not by a long shot. We’ve still got lots of work to get done, so we’re making you the same promise we made after we legalized suppressors: IFC has no plans of backing down now, and we will not slow down. We’re not going to take any breaks. We’re proud to be fighting to protect and enhance the rights of all 3+ million Iowans, and we know that deserve everything we’ve got. We’d love for you to join us.

    More updates to come. Thank you for standing with 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. 

  • Legislative Alert – Pro-gun owner bills filed in IA legislature

    January 20, 2016


    Pro-gun owner bills filed

    Iowans,

    We’ve got our first real action of the 2016 legislative session. Several pro-gun owner bills have been officially filed and are beginning their journey through the legislative process. These bills address several items, they are:

    Youth Safety and Parental Rights Act
    HF2042
    Repeals Iowa’s ban on supervised youth handgun training
    Hearing Protection Act
    HF2043
    Legalizes suppressors in Iowa
    Emergency Protection Act
    HF2044
    Guarantees Second Amendment rights are not suspended during a state of emergency
    HF2066
    Allows lawful Permit to Carry holders to carry while using off-road vehicles

    These are the first of several pro-gun owner bills we’ll be lobbying for in 2016. We’ll be updating you as additional bills are filed (including gun control bills filed by anti-gunners in the Iowa legislature).

    We’ll be doing our part to get these pro-gun owner bills passed, but it’s crucial that we get you to do two things: 1) Contact your legislators and tell them you want to see them support these pieces of legislation. 2) Educate your friends and family about these issues.

    We try to do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you to accomplish both of these tasks. Our Guide to Talking with Your Legislators gives easy step-by-step instructions on how to be a strong advocate for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and our Legislative Action Center makes it extremely easy to get in contact with your legislators. And we have a number of great resources on our website www.IowaFC.org to help you get educated and help educate your family and friends.

    We’re now firmly in the opening round of this year’s legislative fight.

    More updates to come.

    Thanks for your ongoing support.


    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.