Des Moines, Iowa — An Iowa Senate subcommittee passed “Constitutional Carry” legislation today by a vote of 2-1.
The Constitutional Carry effort in Iowa has been pushed for years by the “take no prisoners” Second Amendment organization, Iowa Gun Owners, led by Executive Director and Founder Aaron Dorr.
Here’s Aaron Dorr’s testimony:
Here’s the full story from Iowa Gun Owners’ email alert:
Dear Iowa Gun Owner:
Earlier today a Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee considered and approved Constitutional Carry legislation (S.F. 165) for Iowa by a 2-1 vote.
Thank you to everyone who contacted members of the sub-committee and to those who showed up for the hearing earlier today.
This is a fantastic step forward for Iowans and this bill, which now goes to the full Senate Judiciary Committee!
I can’t thank you enough for all of your calls and emails that have gotten us this far.
But remember, we’ve been here before.
Last session we passed a similar sub-committee only to have the bill die the day after the Parkland, FL shooting. This year, with gun-grabbers on the war-path, anti-gun pressure will only increase!
Already dozens of anti-gun lobbyists are lining up in opposition to this bill, many of whom spoke against this bill in the committee earlier today.
Of course, these are the same lobbyists who said that Iowa would plunge into chaos if we passed ‘Shall Issue’ legislation — and they were proven to be wrong.
Then they said that Iowa would see duels on Main St. if we enacted Stand-Your-Ground law — and they were proven to be wrong.
And now they claim that Iowans aren’t worthy of Constitutional Carry protection, either!
With your help, we’ll prove them wrong again.
Constitutional Carry would simply allow a law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm for self-defense without having to pay fees or add their name to a government database!
This is the same Second Amendment freedom that gun owners in FOURTEEN OTHER STATES currently enjoy, and that is being considered in multiple other states as we speak.
Right now, with such pro-gun majorities in Des Moines, is our best chance to make Iowa the next Constitutional Carry state!
We may not have a long time, as the House lost five seats last Fall alone. That’s why we need to insist that state lawmakers pass this bill in 2019!
I can assure you, your emails and phone calls into the Capitol are being heard loud and clear, so please do your part to help us keep the pressure on.
You can help us by:
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Stay tuned for more information!
Iowa Gun Owners