Barry Snell follows Jeff Burkett as IFC President

There’s been a change in leadership within the Iowa Firearms Coalition. Jeff Burkett has retired from his position as president of the organization. Burkett is being succeeded by Communications Director Barry Snell. Burkett will join the IFC Board of Directors where he will remain active with organization.

Burkett has been with the organization since 2008 and has served as president since 2011. He’s played a key role in many major projects, including: changing Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting system from May Issue to Shall Issue, the creation of a Dove Hunting season, and fighting off proposed weapons bans in several Iowa communities.

Barry Snell has served as Communications Director for the Iowa Firearms Coalition since early 2014. A lifelong shooter, Snell’s professional experience includes a political science degree from Iowa State, legislative work in the Iowa Capitol, and public service in both Iowa law enforcement and the US Army.

Snell and Burkett have already coordinated on many projects, and the change in leadership will not have any effect on day to day operations.


Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports.