Iowa Firearms Coalition Needs Your Help on Stand Your Ground Legislation

Iowa Firearms Coalition
Iowa Firearms Coalition

IOWA – -( Iowa Firearms Coalition and the NRA have been working hard with Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-56) on a bill that will come up for a vote as early as next Tuesday in the House Public Safety Committee.

HF 573 is the current version of “stand your ground” legislation that Rep. Windschitl has been running since 2007. This year Iowa Firearms Coalition and the NRA are hoping to make significant progress in Iowa helping pass this much needed self-defense legislation that we’ve been working on.

House File 573 would remove a person’s “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground and protect themselves or their family anywhere they are lawfully present.  It would create a presumption that an individual who unlawfully or forcefully enters your dwelling, place of business or employment, or occupied vehicle is there to cause serious bodily injury or death, so the occupant may use force, including deadly force, against that person.  HF 573 also would expressly allow an individual to use force, including deadly force, to prevent a violent felony, and it would enhance the protections against criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits when justifiable force is used.

You can help by showing support and taking action now. Click on the IFC Action Center link below to quickly e-mail your representative asking for support on HF 573.

Facebook users can also take direct action on the IFC Facebook Alert.  Take action and forward to your friends for action!

Be sure to forward this e-mail alert on to your pro-Second Amendment friends as well. Also, please remember to renew your IFC membership, become a member today or please consider donating today! 100% of your financial support goes to Iowa’s leading Second Amendment rights organization.

Anyone can join the IFC E-mail Alert list for free to subscribe to critical updates on when action is needed at the Capitol to advance our Second Amendment rights.

Like our Facebook page as well for up to date information from Iowa’s NRA Affiliate Club.

Iowa Firearms Coalition is also at the gun show this weekend at the Iowa State Fair Grounds where you can become a member for only $20 (or at any gun show throughout the year). Be sure to stop by and learn about what IFC is doing and give us your input on what you’d like to see happen in Iowa.

Thank you for your dedicated grassroots support!

Jeff Burkett
Iowa Firearms Coalition

About Iowa Firearms Coalition:
The mission of the Iowa Firearms Coalition is to be THE firearms rights organization in Iowa, representing Second Amendment concerns for all firearms owners in the state. We will staunchly defend the rights of hunters and sportsmen as well as the rights of all Iowans to defend themselves and their loved ones. We seek to partner with other like-minded organizations to increase our effectiveness in accomplishing these goals. Visit:

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