REAL Right-to-Carry For Iowa
Iowa – -(AmmoLand.com)- While we are trying to hold the line on any additional anti-gun legislation like the Disarmament Act mentioned above, Iowa Gun Owners is still focused on trying to pass the REAL Right-to-Carry bill in the Iowa General Assembly.
The REAL Right-to-Carry bill would allow any law abiding Iowan, who is not a felon or barred by federal law, the right to carry a weapon for self-defense without having to get a permit, go to a class, pay fees, and shoot like an Olympian.
It restores freedom to Iowans by removing abusive government interference in what is a constitutionally guaranteed right. Currently, the sheriff can arbitrarily decide who can and can not carry. In a growing number of counties virtually no one can obtain the needed permit.
The bill, HF596/SF473 did not emerge from the funnel deadline in time to be considered on its own merits but will likely still be brought to the floor via an amendment.
You should know that there is a reason our bill didn’t come to the floor. The anti-gun crowd at the Capitol is scared and looking for political cover. They know that the November elections are not that far away and they are desperate to avoid being seen as anti-gun.
But rather than pass the bill that obtained a tie procedural vote last year, the anti-gun and compromised “pro-gun” politicians made a deal to bring forward a terribly compromised carry bill that:
- makes it very easy for Iowa veterans returning from war to lose their gun rights because of the word of a psychologist or therapist;
- takes guns away from young Iowans who currently can carry at the age of 18, now they will have to wait for 3 more years;
- makes an entirely new crime of carrying under the influence – with no definition of what that means. You can be walking home from dinner, having had one drink, and you can be considered ‘under the influence;
- incorporates large sections of dangerous federal law into Iowa code, resulting in certain mere misdemeanor crimes and leaving you unable to carry a gun.
We could go on, but by now you get the point. The anti-gun politicians are desperately trying to kill the REAL Right-to-Carry bill and they are using compromised legislation like the one above to do it.
We at Iowa Gun Owners are committed to the idea of effecting real change regarding Iowa’s gun laws. But that change has to enhance gun rights in Iowa – not restrict those rights even further!
That’s what the above bill does.
The good news is that the November elections are not that far away. Every seat in the House is up for election as are half of the seats in the Senate.
Iowa Gun Owners intends to work very hard to educate our members as well as the rest of the grassroots voters across the state as to the views of their elected officials.
For those politicians who are trying to kill your right to keep and bear arms, or for those who are working to subvert the best bill, it will likely be a tough election!
Thank you for your continued activism and your willingness to help us as we fight for your right to keep and bear arms!
For Freedom,Aaron Dorr
Iowa Gun Owners
Iowa Gun Owners (IGO) was formed in January of 2009 to combat the oppressive gun laws in the State of Iowa. IGO does not believe that you, as a law abiding citizen, should have to beg permission from the government to be able to defend yourself and your family. That’s why we are working so hard to get a Vermont/Alaska style carry law passed in Iowa. In these states, unless you are a convicted felon or otherwise barred from possessing weapons, you don’t need a permit to carry a gun for self-defense! Join us now! Visit: www.iowagunowners.org