Shocking NRA Endorsements in Iowa

Shocking NRA Endorsements in Iowa

Iowa Gun Owners
Iowa Gun Owners

Iowa--( Many of you have contacted us regarding the NRA’s recent endorsement of Governor Chet Culver in his bid for re-election.

For more details on this and other soon to be announced shocking endorsements from the NRA please keep reading.

In our alert yesterday we informed you about the endorsement of anti-gun Iowa Governor Chet Culver by the NRA.

We choose our words carefully since it’s Governor Culver who signed into law the bill that we described yesterday-the one that takes away guns from those who are merely accused of misdemeanor crimes.

Governor Culver also refuses to answer the 2010 Iowa Gun Owners Gun Rights Candidate Survey…

…the survey that Governor Branstad completed with 100% pro-gun responses.

Many of you have been asking us how to contact the NRA-ILA to complain about this endorsement.

The number to call is 800-392-8683. Tell them that we don’t need their political favors taking a toll on our gun rights. Urge them to reconsider this endorsement.

But there is more.
Representatives from Iowa Gun Owners have been hearing rumors in the recent past that the NRA is about to endorse liberal, gun grabbing Senator Staci Appel over gun rights champion Rep. Kent Sorenson!!!

Iowa Gun Owners members will recognize Kent Sorenson as our lead bill sponsor in the House for the last two years.

Besides being the lead sponsor of House File 596 (REAL Right-to-Carry) for the last two years, Representative Sorenson:

  • Co-sponsored HF86 – A Castle Doctrine bill that provides important legal protections to Iowa gun owners.
  • Co-sponsored HF2057 – A bill that disallows the government from demanding to know the make and model of your weapon prior to receiving a permit to carry it.
  • Co-sponsored HF87 – A bill that disallows the government from making lawful Iowans give their fingerprints, like a common criminal, as part of receiving a concealed carry permit.
  • Sponsored HF2267 – A bill that repeals Iowa’s unconstitutional permit to purchase handguns. If passed, law abiding Iowans will be able to purchase self-defense weapons from other law abiding Iowans without government interference.

Anti-gun Senator Staci Appel supported none of these in her capacity as a State Senator!

But we’ve moved beyond rumors. Today two news outlets in Iowa have broken this story, confirming what we’ve been hearing. (See links below.)


This is an outrage!
While Iowa Gun Owners prepares to launch our biggest grassroots initiative ever, to inform thousands of voters about the anti-gun positions taken by their State Representative and State Senators (or challengers) the NRA walks in behind us and is set to advocate for one of the most liberal gun-grabbers in the State of Iowa.

Iowa Gun Owners urges you to contact the NRA-ILA (the division that makes the endorsement decisions) and let them know what you think of this decision.

Whether or not you are an NRA member we encourage you to call. As a grassroots gun owner/activist they should hear from you.

The number to call is 800-392-8683.

To be perfectly clear, Iowa Gun Owners is not endorsing or advocating for or against candidates. That is the job of the newly formed Iowa Gun Owners Political Action Committee (PAC).

But we want you to be aware of the political issues surrounding your 2nd Amendment freedoms that we seek to defend and enhance.

Please make your calls today.

Contact Us

You can contact us in the following ways:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 515/309-7858
  • Mail: P.O. Box 3585, Des Moines, IA 50323
  • Website:

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:

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Haha, the IGO. What a joke.

Tyler Durden

More scare, outrage and sensationalize techniques from a group who's plan worked so well during the last legislative session. This is no different than trying to scare senior citizens during an election by saying their Medicare or SS may be taken away.


Funny, since IGO was also actively opposing the concealed carry bill NRA got passed earlier this year. They were actually opposing the bill because it wasn't a VT carry bill. They would have rather had the status quo. As for the NRA endorsement of Culver, it's not a surprise given he signed a comprehensive concealed carry reform bill, despite IGO's attempts to kill it. Not surprisingly, they left out any mention that NRA endorsed Chuck Grassley for re-election or Brenna Findley for Atty General. As for Appel/Sorenson, it appears NRA is endorsing Sorenson despite what is claimed above.… IGO… Read more »

the REAL straight sh

Typical divide and conquer nomenclature from the guys who forget that all the constitutional carry laws in the country, save Vermont, were accomplished and pushed by the NRA.

When the shock factor wears off of these absurdities these guys will be looking for a new ambulance to chase. Just look at Paul Dorr's track record for this over his lifetime. Like father, like son…