IFC AWARDED “2022 NRA OUTSTANDING STATE ASSOCIATION AWARD”
The Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) has been named “2022 NRA Outstanding State Association” by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the most prestigious honor that can be given by the nation’s largest Second Amendment rights group to a local affiliate. There are 51 state NRA affiliates in the country.
“We are truly honored and humbled to receive this recognition on behalf of our all volunteer nonprofit organization,” said Dave Funk, Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) President. “We would like to thank all of our members and supporters across the state who have rallied behind our organization and helped us usher in some of the most impactful civil rights reforms in the country.”
IFC received the award in the wake of groundbreaking pro-freedom victories in Iowa. Some of these include:
- The passing of Statewide Ballot Measure 1, which added the right to keep and bear arms to Iowa’s Constitution in November.
- The passing of Constitutional Carry legislation, which removed the requirement for law-abiding Iowans to obtain a government permission slip before they can purchase or carry a firearm.
- The overturning of Monroe County’s anti-First and Second Amendment actions in court.
- The passing of 37 Second Amendment Sanctuary County resolutions in recent months among many other accomplishments.
As part of the award, IFC will be given a four-figure donation from the NRA and will have their affiliation dues waived for the next year.
“This is only the beginning,” said Funk. “Just wait and see what we have in store at IFC to further recognize and protect Second Amendment rights in 2023 – we look forward to our most significant legislative session to date.”