LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES & PRIORITIES

 

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Legislative Victories

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2018 – 87th General Assembly

PASSED – HJR13 – Adding “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms” to the Iowa Constitution – Phase 1 PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE (must be passed again in the 88th General Assembly and then voted on by the voters of Iowa)
DEFEATED – HF2025 – Criminalizes Permit to Carry holders lawfully carrying in the places they do business – BILL
DEFEATED – HF2145 – Returning Iowa to “May Issue” state – BILL
DEFEATED – HF2143 – Roll back the 2017 passage of Capitol Carry – BILL
DEFEATED – HF2181 – Universal Background Checks – BILL
DEFEATED – HF2180 – Red Flag/Exteme Risk Protection Orders – BILL
DEFEATED – HF2179 – Criminal Penalties for gun owners who have their guns stolen – BILL
DEFEATED – HF2075 – Bumpstock Ban – BILL

2017 – 87th General Assembly

HF517 – Omnibus Gun Bill – SIGNED INTO LAW – BILL

  • SBRs/SBSs – Legalized Short Barrel Rifles (SBRs) and Short Barrel Shotguns
  • “Going Armed with Intent” language fix – the act of carrying a firearm no longer implies an intent to harm someone
  • Duty to Carry – removes a Permit to Carry holder’s duty to carry their permit with them at all times
  • Hunter Safety – makes Hunter Safety courses that include a handgun safety training acceptable training for Permit to Carry applicants
  • Permit Renewal Requirements – removes the requirement for training when renewing a Permit to Carry
  • Permits for Military Personnel and Veterans – allows military veterans to use their DD214 for proof of training while applying or renewing a Permit to Carry
  • Permit Renewal Window – extended to 30 days before or after your expiration date
  • Permit to Carry Fees – set statewide at $50 initial permit applications and $25 for renewals
  • Uniform Permits – mandates that all new permits have a uniform appearance statewide
  • Permits to Acquire – valid for 5 years rather than 1
  • Supervised Youth Handgun Shooting – repeals the ban on supervised youth handgun shooting
  • Permit Privacy – bars the dissemination of personal information found on Permits to Carry and Permits to Acquire
  • Capitol Carry – Permit to Carry holders may carry concealed in the Iowa Capitol
  • Emergency Powers – Prohibits the government from confiscating guns or limiting the Second Amendment during a declared state of emergency e.g. Hurricane Katrina gun confiscations
  • Stand Your Ground – removes the duty to retreat from a self-defense situation
  • Straw Purchasing Penalties – anyone caught purchasing a firearm for a prohibited person will be charged with a Class D Felony
  • ATV Carry Cleanup – removes the “retention holster” requirement while carrying on an ATV or snowmobile
  • Target Shooting on Private Property – a person target shooting private property in an unincorporated area cannot be charged with a public nuisance
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2016 – 86th General Assembly

HF2314 – Privacy Protection Act – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL
HF2281 – Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL
HF2280 – Emergency Protection Act – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL
HF2283 – ATV Carry Act – Signed into law – BILL
HF2279 – Hearing Protection Act – Signed into law – BILL

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2015 – 86th General Assembly

SF427 – Omnibus Firearms Bill – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL
DEFEATED – HF70 – 10 magazine limit – BILL
DEFEATED – HF76 – Banning the transfer of all semi-auto firearms – BILL
DEFEATED – HF77 – Universal Background Checks – BILL

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2014 – 85th General Assembly

HF2381 – Suppressor Legalization – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL

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2013 – 85th General Assembly

HF535 – Permit Records Privacy – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL

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2012 – 84th General Assembly

HRJ2001 – Repeal Administrative Lead Ammo Ban – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL
HJR2009 – Constitutional RKBA Amendment – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL
HF2215 – Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine – Passed House, Killed by Senate Inaction – BILL
Executive Order Overturning Lead Ammo Ban – LINK

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 2011 – 84th General Assembly

Defeated Several Shall Issue Rollback Attempts
SF464 – Mourning Dove Hunting Season – Signed by Governor – BILL
SF456 – NICS Improvement Amendment Act – Signed by Governor – BILL

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2010 – 83rd General Assembly

SF2397 – Shall Issue – Signed into law – BILL
SF2200 – Repeal of Loaded Magazine Ban – Signed into law – BILL




Legislative Priorities

— RKBA Constitutional amendment – adding the Right to Keep and Bear Arms  (aka the Second Amendment) to the Iowa Constitution

— Constitutional Carry