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IFC’s Annual 2A Day at the Iowa Capitol

February 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Save the Date! IFC’s 2A’s Day, 2-22-2023, at the Iowa Capitol with Kris “Tanto” Paronto as our headline speaker!  Brought to you by these IOWA COMPANIES:


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WHAT:  IFC’s Annual 2A Day
WHERE:  The Iowa Capitol
WHY:  To learn engagement on 2A Issues, learn to meet and influence your Representatives and Senators, share ideas and camaraderie with like-minded civil rights enthusiasts, and support the organizations, businesses, and elected officials that make this all possible.

In case you haven’t heard of Kris “Tanto” Paronto:

Kris Paronto – “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles – is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and a private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world..

Kris was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Kris and his fellow brothers-in-arms story is told in the book 13 Hours written by Mitchell Zuckoff.

Kris was born in Alamosa, Colorado, and obtained his Associate Degree from Dixie College (now Dixie State University) in St. George, Utah, Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, and Master’s Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard; reaching the rank of Sergeant, then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003, and continued to deploy on various security contracts, including the Global Response Staff, until 2013.


IFC will be running a shuttle van from parking lot 16 shown on the map —> throughout the day.  Noon to 4pm.  The van will pick up and drop off in parking lot 16 and the front (west) entrance of the Capitol building.  We’ll be using a passenger van with IFC logos on the doors.  Flag us down and we’ll give you a lift!

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February 22, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Iowa State Capitol
1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
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