• School Ground Carry Vote Results, Time for Action!

    January 23, 2019

    School Ground Carry Bill advances!
    Full Senate Debate and Vote Expected

    A short time ago the Senate Judiciary Committee passed SSB1017 by an overwhelming 12 to 2 margin!

    This is a big step forward. Not only does the School Ground Carry bill now go to the full Senate for floor debate and a vote, but it is also now “funnel proof.” Meaning it cannot fall victim to a procedural method sometimes used to kill bills via “scheduling” issues.

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition thanks Senator Jason Schultz of Crawford County for authoring this valuable bill! The two votes against this bill came from Senators Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids and Janet Peterson of Des Moines.

    This bill will directly benefit tens of thousands of Iowa parents. There’s simply no reason why these loving parents and lawful citizens should have to risk becoming a felon for simply having the legal means to protect their most valuable assets — their children!

    Please help us spread the word to your co-workers, family members, and friends about the School Ground Carry Bill.

    Thank you for your ongoing support of the Iowa Firearms Coalition. Please help us continue to advance bills like this and others –  become an IFC member today!

  • School Grounds Carry Bill Scheduled for Committee Vote!

    January 22, 2019

    School Grounds Carry Bill
    Scheduled for Committee Vote!

    The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote on Senate Study Bill 1017, the School Grounds Carry Bill, tomorrow (1/23/19) at approximately 3PM.

    Under current Iowa law parents with a valid Permit to Carry who carry while picking up or dropping off their children at Iowa schools are committing a Class D felony.

    SSB1017 would decriminalize the act of carrying while taking your son or daughter to school. Please contact the members of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee and urge them to pass SSB1017 as soon as possible.

    Make sure these elected officials understand that:

    Iowa’s Permit to Carry holders are peaceful, lawful citizens who’ve passed background checks and want nothing more than to be able to protect their most valuable assets — our children! There’s no reason we should risk felony charges for protecting our families!

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition will email you the results of tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary vote. In the meantime, please make your voice heard!


    Senate Judiciary Committee Members & Contact Info
    Brad.Zaun@legis.iowa.gov, dan.dawson@legis.iowa.gov, Kevin.Kinney@legis.iowa.gov, tony.bisignano@legis.iowa.gov, jake.chapman@legis.iowa.gov, julian.garrett@legis.iowa.gov, rob.hogg@legis.iowa.gov, zach.nunn@legis.iowa.gov, janet.petersen@legis.iowa.gov, jason.schultz@legis.iowa.gov, tom.shipley@legis.iowa.gov, amy.sinclair@legis.iowa.gov, annette.sweeny@legis.iowa.gov, rich.taylor@legis.iowa.gov, zach.whiting@legis.iowa.gov


  • BREAKING: School Ground Carry Bill Introduced in Iowa

    January 16, 2019

    School Ground Carry Bill Introduced &
    Advances to Committee In Same Day

    Senate Study Bill 1017, decriminalizing lawful carry on school grounds was introduced and assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee this morning.SSB1017 restores the right of a person with a valid Permit to Carry to be in possession of firearm while picking up and dropping off their children at school without having to risk committing a felony. The Iowa Firearms Coalition has been working with Iowa legislators on this subject for more than a year, including a stalled bill last session.

    Many, many of you have voiced complaints to us about the burden imposed on law-abiding citizens by the current Iowa law. The fix is within reach!

    We’re pleased to report that a short time ago SSB1017 was approved a three-person subcommittee consisting of Senators Kevin Kinney, Jason Schultz and Amy Sinclair.

    The bill now advances to the Senate Judiciary which may approve, reject or amend the bill. A schedule for this vote has not been announced at this point, but the Iowa Firearms Coalition will, of course, alert you as soon as that information is made available.

    Loving parents should never have to risk a felony for simply possessing the means to protect their most valuable assets, their children.

    There are approximately 285,000 Permit to Carry holders in Iowa. A great number of these permit holders are parents. There is no reason these peaceful, law-abiding parents should have to choose between their right to protect their loved ones or their ability to drive those loved ones to school.

    Expect the opposition to this bill to be very vocal. For that reason we need you to spread the word about this bill to your friends and family. Silent approval will not cut it, your voice and those around you will be required if we want this bill to pass.This is a vital bill that will positively impact thousands of families around the state. IFC will be providing updates about this bill and how you and your family can help push this forward.