Wide Ranging Pro-Second Amendment Omnibus Bill Filed in Iowa Legislature

Legalize Suppressors in Iowa

39 other states already allow their residents own these firearm accessories. Now thousands of Iowans are fighting to legalize these useful hearing protection devices.


HSB201 is now House File 527. SSB1251 is now Senate File 425.

We’ve activated a new Support HF527 & SF425 email campaign in our Legislative Action Center. Email your elected officials today and tell them to pass the Omnibus Gun Bills with no change to their original content!

We’ve also got a petition for you to sign to show your support for this bill.

We came close to legalizing suppressors last year (here’s a recap if you don’t remember what happened). Last year’s bill would have legalized suppressors in Iowa. We got a TON of support in both the House and Senate, and that’s all thanks to the hard work, emails, phone calls, and talks you had with your legislators. We’ve heard from more than a few lawmakers that they received more contact about the suppressor bill last year than any other piece of legislation.

This year the suppressor bill is back, and it’s even better than it was last year. Not only does this year’s bill (HSB201) legalize suppressors in Iowa, it also addresses several other important firearms issues. If the suppressor bill is signed into law it would:

Update Iowa’s concealed carry law to move the retraining requirement to every 10 years instead of every 5.

Simplify the concealed carry permit renewal process and allow a 60 day window to renew.

Exempt military veterans from having to get training before applying for a Permit to Carry

Remove the “permit to acquire” mandate for handgun purchases (FBI NICS program would still be used for purchases).

Clarifies that online training is acceptable for a concealed carry permit.

Remove the age restriction on minors shooting while supervised by a parent or guardian.

Make it illegal to share any identifying information about any of Iowa’s concealed carry permit holders.

Make all permits across Iowa uniform in appearance.

This is a very good bill for Iowa’s firearms community. The anti-gun folks will almost surely hate it because it’s such a large bill that goes a long way to protect and enhance our Second Amendment rights. That’s why we need you to get active. Use our Legalize Suppressors email campaign to contact your legislators, but don’t forget to call your lawmakers (capitol switchboard – 515-281-3221), and follow up with them regularly.


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.

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  1. Bryan says:

    This bill (House Study Bill 201) is about FREEDOM. This bill is about allowing Iowans the freedom which has given to us by God. Please concede to that.

    Bryan Kraber

  2. melanie uitermarkt says:

    We need this passed! We live in AMERICA and need GUNS to protect us cause the GOVERENMENT can’t stand us!!!

  3. James r withrow says:

    I strongly support this bill.

  4. Steve Kraft says:

    I support this bill. git ur dun.

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