NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Iowa: Two NRA Priority Measures Move to State House Floor

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Contact your state Representative and Urge him or her to Support HF 2114 and HJR 2005 as Introduced!

On Tuesday, two NRA priority measures were heard and passed in the state House Public Safety Committee.  Unfortunately, HF 2114 was weakened by a gutting amendment and HJR 2005 was weakened by a political gimmick amendment.

As introduced, House File 2114, is a strong and necessary firearm preemption bill that would prevent cities from passing a patchwork of gun control laws across the state.  Unfortunately, a bad amendment that takes gun rights backwards in Iowa was adopted by the committee.  The NRA is committed to fixing this bill on the state House floor.  This amendment would allow the governing board for a city hall, courthouse, or public hospital to prohibit the carrying and possession of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition in its buildings or on its grounds and parking lots.  

The NRA strongly opposes adding restrictions on where concealed carry permit holders are allowed to carry firearms for self-defense and are working with the state House leadership to remove this gutting amendment on the House floor.  We are going to aggressively work to ensure the final legislation does not include any restrictions on where law-abiding permit holders may carry.  A date for House floor debate has not been scheduled but we will inform you as soon as information becomes available.

Also on Tuesday in the same House committee, House Joint Resolution 2005 was amended with another weakening amendment.  The original language of House Joint Resolution 2005, if enacted, would have been the strongest and most comprehensive constitutional language of any state, guaranteeing our Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Iowa for future generations.  The original language of HJR 2005 reads:

“The right of individuals to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for defense of life and liberty and for all other legitimate purposes is fundamental and shall not be denied or infringed.  Mandatory licensing, registration, or special taxation as a condition of the exercise of this right is prohibited, and any other restriction shall be subject to strict scrutiny.

The amendment offered by Representative Rick Olson (D), which passed by an 11 to 10 vote, purports to protect Iowan’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms, because it is the language of the Second Amendment in the U. S. Constitution.  The NRA believe that the original language in HJR 2005 would provide a much stronger protection for Iowa’s law-abiding gun owners.

HJR 2005 as amended was passed by the state House Public Safety Committee by a 20 to 1 vote.  This resolution will now move to the state House for its consideration.  The NRA is working with the state House leadership to amend and restore the original language.  A date for House floor debate has not been scheduled but we will inform you as soon as information becomes available.

Please call AND e-mail your state Representative today and urge him or her to support HF 2114 and HJR 2005 as introducedThe law-abiding gun owners of Iowa deserve to have the strongest and most comprehensive protection that can be enacted into law, and HF 2114 and HJR 2005 as introduced would provide that protection.  For contact information or help identifying your state Representative please click here.

TRENDING NOW
Ohio: NICS Compliant Standard Now Recognized for All Valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License Holders

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ohio: NICS Compliant Standard Now Recognized for All Valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License Holders

Yesterday, Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Ohioans who possess a valid concealed handgun license no longer have to submit themselves to additional background checks when purchasing firearms.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...

North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Legislation Introduced

Thursday, May 26, 2016

North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Legislation Introduced

Yesterday, Senate Bill 889 was introduced in the North Carolina state senate.  S889 seeks to amend the North Carolina Constitution to affirm that it is a right of the public to hunt, fish and harvest ...

Sen. Schumer Introduces Gun Control Bill After Brady Campaign Tantrum

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sen. Schumer Introduces Gun Control Bill After Brady Campaign Tantrum

For the past several months, Brady Campaign President Dan Gross has been repeatedly telling anyone who will listen that support for gun control is at a “tipping point.” Gross’ theory suffered a blow this week as the Brady Campaign ...

California: Anti-Gun Bills Sent to Assembly Suspense File Scheduled to be Heard Tomorrow, May 27

Thursday, May 26, 2016

California: Anti-Gun Bills Sent to Assembly Suspense File Scheduled to be Heard Tomorrow, May 27

On Friday May 27, the state Assembly Committee on Appropriations is scheduled to hear all the bills sent to the suspense file.  There are five anti-gun bills that greatly impact gun owners, sportsmen, and Second ...

Outrage of the Week: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Blocks Efforts to Restore Rights to Veterans

Friday, May 20, 2016

Outrage of the Week: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Blocks Efforts to Restore Rights to Veterans

We have long reported on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) scandalous practice of reporting to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)  any VA beneficiary who has had a “fiduciary” appointed to help the individual ...

California: Assembly Appropriations Committee Sends Several Anti-Guns Bills to the Assembly Floor

Friday, May 27, 2016

California: Assembly Appropriations Committee Sends Several Anti-Guns Bills to the Assembly Floor

On Friday, May 27, the state Assembly Committee on Appropriations passed four of the five anti-gun bills on a party-line vote. AB 1664, AB 1673, AB 1674 and AB 1695 will now join AB 2607  for ...

Katie Couric is an Anti-Gun Fraud and Hypocrite

News  

Friday, May 27, 2016

Katie Couric is an Anti-Gun Fraud and Hypocrite

Google-search “Katie Couric, gun control, edited” and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Actually, you’ll see what most news organizations are talking about.

West Virginia: Permitless Carry Went Into Effect on May 24!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

West Virginia: Permitless Carry Went Into Effect on May 24!

On May 24, the provisions of House Bill 4145, West Virginia’s permitless/constitutional carry legislation, take effect.  Please refer to NRA-ILA’s HB 4145 Fact Sheet for important information on this monumental pro-gun reform.

South Carolina: Time Running Out for South Carolina Right-to-Carry Recognition

Thursday, May 26, 2016

South Carolina: Time Running Out for South Carolina Right-to-Carry Recognition

The South Carolina Senate is set to adjourn next week, so there is little time left to act on  H. 3799.  While the bill is on the Special Order calendar, anti-gun state Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-42) is leading the charge ...

Political Report | Media Ignore Facts In Dismissing NRA’s Concerns About Supreme Court Nominee

News  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Political Report | Media Ignore Facts In Dismissing NRA’s Concerns About Supreme Court Nominee

When it comes to issues that gun owners care about, media seem to compete for the most outrageous claims. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that while readership of traditional newspapers and trust in ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.