• What You Need to Know: DNR Conservation Officer Threatens to Take Suppressor From Deer Hunter

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition is now aware of at least one instance where a DNR Conservation Officer has asserted authority to seize a suppressor if the possessor can’t prove legal possession by presenting a Form 4 with a tax stamp affixed. The individual was hunting with an approved caliber and suppressor attached when a conservation officer asked to inspect the weapon and see proof of ownership. Neither state nor federal law requires such presentation, and DNR officials now acknowledge that fact. Iowa Firearms Coalition representatives have addressed this incident with DNR officials and believe it was an instance of confusion in the field.

    We will continue to monitor the situation as Iowa’s firearms deer hunting season continues for the next two weeks. In the meantime, if you or someone you know plans to hunt deer with a suppressor we strongly recommend the following:

    • Those who possess a suppressor or SBR should keep a photo of Form 4 on your cell phone.
    • Make a photocopy of Form 4 and keep it in your gun case for the same purpose
    • Keep the original Form 4 in a safe location. Do not take it to the field.
    • Keep a non-confrontational attitude if questioned.

    If you are hunting and have a similar interaction with a DNR Conservation Officer, please make the Iowa Firearms Coalition aware of it. When state agents overstep, we can use our knowledge of the law and organizational resources to keep them in check. We also want to make sure you have the critical information you need if and when you’re confronted by an overzealous officer. This is yet another example of how IFC serves you and another reason to be an IFC member. If you’re a hunter or knows someone that hunts, please share this information. The last thing we want is for our members to find themselves in trouble.

    Have a safe hunt and thank you for supporting the Iowa Firearms Coalition!

     

  • National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Advances!

    H.R. 38 Passes the House Judiciary Committee

    H.R. 38 passed the House Judiciary Committee today with a vote of 19-11.

    House Proceedings can be seen here:

    The House chairman left some impressive remarks on the bill that can be viewed here:

    https://judiciary.house.gov/press-release/goodlatte-statement-markup-concealed-carry-reciprocity-act/

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our advocacy campaign to let our Iowa house members know that we expect them to pass concealed carry reciprocity. If you didn’t participate, you can still send an email here before the bill goes to house floor:

    https://www.votervoice.net/IFC/Campaigns/54110/Respond

     

  • Action Alert: National Carry Reciprocity Committee Hearing Ahead!

    House Judiciary Committee to Hear National Carry Reciprocity H.R.38!

    Email your elected officials and tell them to PASS H.R. 38 the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The current minefield of laws and patchwork policies makes accidental criminals out of normally law-abiding citizens. It is time for pro-gun rights Iowans to remind our elected representatives what we expect!

    It is time for our congress to PASS National Carry Reciprocity!

    Click Here to send an email to our representatives stating why they must PASS H.R. 38.

     

     

     

  • IFC Presents: Immediate Casualty Care training for all Iowans

     

     

    DECEMBER 16
    4-8 pm
    Cedar Valley Outfitters – Marion, Iowa
    SIGNUP

    DECEMBER 17
    Noon to 4 pm
    CrossRoads Shooting Sports – Johnston, Iowa
    SIGNUP

     

    The Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) has organized two Immediate Casualty Care classes in Iowa. These courses will teach emergency response and patient management. Recent natural disasters and tragedies remind us of the need for individuals to be ready to respond and act in the event of an emergency. As such the IFC is leveraging its extensive network of industry professionals and first responders in order to further serve the people of Iowa.

    IFC’s Immediate Casualty Care course will teach participants skills that can save lives in the event of auto, farm, industrial accidents or other traumatic events. Students will receive Stop the Bleed training as well as Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training that’s been developed specifically for U.S. military forces deployed around the world. From effective tourniquet use and how to stop life-threatening bleeding  and learning how to seal puncture wounds to the chest.

    “This is not your summer camp first aid class. These are skills you wish you’ll never need to use, but if they are needed you’ll thank God you have them,” said Kurt Liske, President of the Iowa Firearms Coalition.

    The four-hour Immediate Casualty Care course will be offered on December 16th at Cedar Valley Outfitters in Marion and December 17th at CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston.

    The courses will be strictly related to emergency medical care and are open to all Iowans, regardless of whether or not they own or carry a firearm. Participants will walk away with the knowledge needed to save lives. “The Iowa Firearms Coalition is doing real work that benefits the people of Iowa. We are putting tangible, life-saving skills into our communities. There’s no doubt in my mind that what we’re doing will save the lives of Iowans in years to come,” said Liske.


    The Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) is a grassroots Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry process in 2010, legalizing suppressors in 2016 and passing the largest pro-Second Amendment bill in Iowa history in 2017. IFC’s members work to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of all Iowans. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. 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.

  • Deer Rifle Raffle!

    The ‘other’ significant IFC accomplishment of 2017 was expanding the deer hunting gun season to a variety of rifles. To celebrate this achievement, we are going to be raffling a Marlin 1894 lever action 44 Magnum rifle. This rifle is perfectly legal for deer hunting and will be raffled off in time for you to sight it in and harvest a trophy Iowa whitetail with it. Tickets are being sold for $10 a piece or 3 for $25. The winner will be announced on Thanksgiving Day.

    Due to state gaming laws, we cannot sell online or via mail. Please stop by one of the following IFC partner businesses and buy your raffle ticket (among other things).

              Muscatine – Mitchell Arms and Ammo
             Waterloo – Eagle Center Firearms LLC
    Mason City – Hart Brothers South
              Johnston – CrossRoads Shooting Sports
             Sioux City – American Brothers In Arms
    Indianola – All American Exteriors

     

  • Immediate Casualty Care 1 Class


    Recent events across the country from natural disasters to horrendous tragedies have once again proven the need for citizens to become proficient in immediate casualty care. As a result, Iowa Firearms Coalition has leveraged our extensive network of professional contacts to provide an Immediate Casualty Care 1 course on December 16th and 17th. This course will be open to everyone, whether you’re a firearm owner or not. Rather than trying to limit individual freedoms and push silly, ineffective bans (as some organizations and legislators are actively trying to do), the Iowa Firearms Coalition is putting proven, life-saving skills into the hands of responsible Iowans.

    This course is specifically designed to give you the skills needed to stop life-threatening bleeding and chest wounds. Students will receive Stop the Bleed training as well as Tactical Combat Casualty Care training that’s been developed specifically for U.S. military forces deployed around the world. This is not your typical first-aid course. Participants will walk away with the knowledge needed to save lives.

    These sessions will be offered at CrossRoads Shooting Sports and Cedar Valley Outfitters. Both of these are valuable, long-time IFC partners and do an excellent job providing quality training to the people of Iowa. Final course details will be released soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars for December 16th and 17th!

  • Leadership Changes

    The next session of the Iowa legislature is fast approaching, and the Iowa Firearms Coalition is gearing up for the next fight to advance your gun rights. We would like to announce some leadership changes within the organization. Barry Snell has stepped down as head of IFC. We’d like to thank him for his dedication and commitment to our cause during his time as President. Kurt Liske, a longtime volunteer, and IFC Vice President has accepted an invitation from the board of directors to assume the duties of IFC President. Nathan Gibson, another longtime volunteer, has stepped up to be the Vice President. Derek Drayer, an IFC member, has come on board as communications director. As we gear up for the 2018 legislative session you can count on the Iowa Firearms Coalition to once again be the leading voice for the Second Amendment in our great state.

  • JUST ANNOUNCED Gov. Reynolds to address Iowa Firearms Coalition members

    Governor Kim Reynolds & Lt. Governor Adam Gregg
    to speak at the Firearms & Freedom Event on Sept. 16th!

     

    Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg have both been added to the list of speakers participating in our upcoming “Firearms and Freedom” event. Reynolds and Gregg will be joining keynote speaker John “Tig” Tiegen (Benghazi survivor and 13 Hours co-author) as well as National Rifle Association President Pete Brownell and “The FedEx Guy” Matt Uhrin the afternoon of September 16th at Brownell’s in Grinnell.

    General admission and VIP tickets are available. VIP ticket holders will have access to a special pre-event “meet and greet” with Tig, Pete Brownell, Matt Uhrin and IFC leadership. A limited number of tickets are available and online ticket purchases are encouraged.

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE
    Special discount available for active IFC members!

    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

  • Lewis Machine and Tool RAFFLE

        

     

    We’ve got our hands on the nearly unattainable LMT LM8MRP. This ultra high-end AR sells for more than more than $2,000 but good luck finding one, they’re sold out literally everywhere.
     
    We’re raffling off this LMT to raise funds for the upcoming legislative session. Tickets are $10 each -OR- 3 for $25. We’re cutting off sales September 9th with a winner drawn on the 16th.
     
    State law PROHIBITS us from selling raffle tickets online or by mail, which means all raffle transactions must be face to face. Fortunately a handful of great pro-2A businesses have stepped up and are selling the tickets in their shops around the state. Stop by any of these shops to purchase your tickets!
     
    Marion – Cedar Valley Outfitters
    Muscatine – Mitchell Arms and Ammo
    Waterloo – Eagle Center Firearms LLC
    Mason City – Hart Brothers South
    Johnston – CrossRoads Shooting Sports
    Sioux City – American Brothers In Arms
    Indianola – All American Exteriors
    Vinton – Tactical Creations
    Baxter – Controlled Chaos Arms
     
    If you’ve got a business that would be willing to sell tickets let us know. The more the merrier!
  • Firearms & Freedom ft. John “Tig” Tiegen of 13 Hours

    September 16 | 2-5PM
    Brownells
    3006 Brownells Pkwy,
    Grinnell, IA 50112

     

    You’ve seen the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi now you’ve got a chance to hear the story directly from one of the few men who fought his way through the attack in Benghazi, John Tiegen (aka Tig).

    We’ll also have Matt Uhrin of Cedar Rapids on hand to relay the story of how he grabbed national headlines and came to be known as “The FedEx Guy” after breaking up a flag burning ceremony in Iowa City.

    You’ll also get to hear from IFC Board member, NRA President and Brownell’s CEO Pete Brownell.

    VIP and General Admission tickets available. VIP tickets provide access to a special pre-event meet and greet with the speakers and IFC leadership.

    $55 — VIP
    $35 — General Admission
    DISCOUNT — $15 off all ticket prices for active IFC members

    Purchase tickets HERE

    Special thanks to you event sponsors: