The State of New York bars anyone without a firearm license from carrying inside or outside the home under their “Proper Cause” law. Meaning in order to obtain a CPL you must prove a reason why, instead of simply exercising that right like the numerous states with Constitutional Carry. This is the largest 2nd Amendment case in 14 years, stemming from two gun owners who had their CPLs denied for not being able to provide proper cause. To view the full opinion, click HERE.
A powerful statement from page 3 of the above link. “Indeed, the Court recognized in Heller at least one way in which the Second Amendment’s historically fixed meaning applies to new circumstances: Its reference to “arms” does not apply “only [to] those arms in existence in the 18th century.” Although we know the left will ignore it, this should put an end to their sentiments about the 2A being outdated and not applying to present or future weapons.
Currently in New York it’s nearly impossible to get a firearms license unless you’re a former LEO, cash business owner, or of course celebrities. This is designed mostly to prevent the average citizen from defending themselves, a direct violation of the 2nd and 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Supreme Court of the United States just made a monumental 6-3 decision to strike down the “proper cause” law. This could possibly mean “shall issue” carry nationwide, stay tuned to see how it all works out. Like the DC v. Heller case reaffirmed the right to keep and bear arms within the home, this new SCOTUS decision tells us what we already know by reaffirming the right to keep and bear arms outside the home.
We at Iowa Firearms Coalition welcome the news of coming out of Warren County, Iowa in support of the Freedom Amendment. On May 17th, 2022, the Warren County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution declaring “Support of Iowa Rights to Firearms Amendment.” Which recognizes the right to keep and bear arms as well as the amendment to Iowa’s Constitution that will appear on the back of the ballot in November, known as The Freedom Amendment!
The Freedom Amendment reads:
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign State of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be a fundamental individual right. Any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.”
What we need from you is to engage with all of our social media as frequently as possible, spreading the word about the Freedom Amendment, be sure your friends and family know it is on the BACK of the ballot. Contact your legislators and advocate in support of it. As always you can join IFC by clicking HERE.
The U.S. Army’s Lake City plant, yes you read that correctly, our United States Army which runs an ammunition factory, is being told to stop producing for the commercial market. The facility accounts for nearly 30% of ammunition production. That should help his approval ratings…
This would mean no longer can Lake City sell their popular M855 and SS109 to the civilian market. A direct attack on the ammunition used for America’s most popular modern sporting rifle with nearly 25 million known rifles being in the United States. A cowardly and desperate move by an administration throwing a tantrum because they can’t get another “assault” weapon ban passed. Continually attacking us where it may hurt the most, our wallets.
While the federal government is on the assault on one end, we must ensure that our state is protected with preemptive measures, like the Freedom Amendment. Which amends Iowa’s Constitution to add the strong protections of the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, with strict scrutiny.
So, what we need is for you to engage with all of social media as much as possible, while also telling your friends, families, and followers about the Freedom Amendment. It will be found on the back of the ballot in November. Vote YES on the Freedom Amendment and enshrine our rights to keep and bear arms in Iowa’s Constitution once and for all. Join Today! Also, complete our two Action Alert to email your legislators on important issues.
Memorial Day was created to honor the men and women who gave their last full measure while serving in the United States Military. It is a somber day of reflection, but that doesn’t mean you have to sulk around. It should be a day spent honoring their lives and rejoicing in the freedoms they’ve served to protect.
Although the day was established to honor those who’ve perished in service to our country, it’s become common place to honor all our loved ones who’ve passed from this life to the next.
As a child, Memorial Day meant taking those long trips in the car with Dad to see gravesites. Back then it was boring, I didn’t understand it fully. Of course, I know now my father was going to honor family, to be present for them on this day of mourning. A memory which left an impression.
As an adult I’ve spent many Memorial Days driving across Iowa, just as my father does. I take the same route, reflect on the same memories, and shed the same tears.
I’ve always tried to honor their lives the best I can. One specific person I honor daily is my friend James O’Quin. I’m sure some people have either seen or know of somewhere wearing a metal bracelet with a name on it, often time it’s a KIA/MIA bracelet. I wear one with my friend’s name, and date he passed. I don’t talk much about my time in the Army, but when asked about the bracelet, I will happily talk about James. We arrived at Fort Campbell, Kentucky around the same time, were gym buddies, and both forward deployed to the same base, FOB Orgun-E Afghanistan
Sadly, his time was cut short. July 23rd, 2010, James was swept away after a levee broke near his vehicle. It’s in James honor that I am proud to continue to fight for the freedoms here at home that we went abroad to protect. I do this through volunteering for Iowa Firearms Coalition.
The Iowa Firearms Coalition has vehemently fought to preserve and protect the freedoms secured by the sacrifice of Americans at home and abroad. We would like to take this Memorial Day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, our freedom. May we continue our mission in their names. Take this Memorial Day to reflect on those we’ve lost, speak their names, and share their stories. All they ask is to be remembered.
“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.” Calvin Coolidge, 1920.
For Freedom. Dillon Daughenbaugh IFC Comms Director
March 8th, 2022 Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) alongside 55 other members of Congress introduced the Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination (FIND) Act. A bill purposely created to fight against large financial institutions and corporations who refuse to work with a business simply for them being part of the 2nd Amendment community.
“Large financial institutions and other corporations, many of whom benefit from federal contracts, have increasingly adopted policies designed to hurt the domestic firearm industry – from forcing restrictions on the products they can sell, to outright refusing to provide basic services. These policies have, in effect, restricted access to legal firearms well beyond the democratically-established firearm laws at the state and federal levels.
To address this problem, the FIND Act would prevent any businesses that discriminate against firearm businesses or associations from contracting or subcontracting with the federal government – ensuring that federal funding is not used to further these harmful policies.”
One recent example I am aware of is from a local Iowa business “Schiwerks,” I spoke with the owner Sam Schieuer who not long ago had his business discriminated against for working in the gun industry. Schiwerks offers cerakoting, laser engraving, stippling, slide milling which could all be chalked up as art work. They are a proud Iowa business who makes quality products but due to the political climate and cancel culture they found themselves on the receiving end of discrimination.
First, their payment processor dropped them for cerakoting firearms, which is a high quality paint like protectant. Sam said, “I explained to them I do not sell, I’m just an artist. They didn’t care and refused my business. Left me high and dry without a way to do business for a few days.”
The second case of discrimination he received was that his homeowners insurance dropped him not because he runs a business out of his home, rather it being a firearm related business. So they dropped him and the only way he was able to reinstate coverage was to pay more than double his previous amount.
This is the exact type of discrimination the FIND Act is supposed to fight against, it’s worth noting Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA-04) is one of the 55 members of Congress who have signed onto this bill.