Iowa’s Freedom Amendment

Do you know that Iowa is one of only six states that do not recognize our precious Second Amendment rights in their constitutions? It may seem hard to believe, but Iowa, which adopted “shall issue” Permits to Carry Weapons in 2010 and became a “constitutional carry” state in 2021, shares that dubious distinction with California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Minnesota.

The Iowa Firearms Coalition, Iowa’s only effective gun-rights organization, has been hard at work for years to get this fixed! Amending Iowa’s Constitution is no easy task. The course is long and there are many hurdles and pitfalls along the way. But the good news is that what the IFC calls the “Freedom Amendment” has now passed two consecutive Iowa General Assemblies and the issue will be on the ballot for Iowa voters to decide on November 8, 2022.

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Each Wednesday at 6pm, IFC Chair John McLaughlin introduces us to important figures in the Second Amendment community.  These videos originally air on the Iowa Firearms Coalition Facebook page, and also are archived on the IFC YouTube Channel.  Past guests include Lt. Col David Grossman, Sutherland Springs, Texas Hero Stephen Willeford and Garland, Texas Police Officer Greg Steves who took out two ISIS terrorists with his Glock handgun.  Help us spread the word by liking and sharing these videos on social media. If you know someone who should be featured on Warrior Wednesday, drop John a note at