NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Iowa: Egregious Anti-Gun Bill Introduced in State Senate

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Last week, state Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-43) introduced an egregious anti-gun bill which seeks to impose “universal” background checks on law-abiding gun owners in the Hawkeye State.  Senate File 2179 targets and criminalizes the private sale, transfer or loan of any firearm to anyone, even immediate family members, without a background check from a licensed firearms dealer.  SF 2179 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee consisting of Senators Robert Hogg (D-33), Julian Garrett (R-13) and Janet Petersen (D-18).

“Universal” background checks do nothing to reduce crime, and will only affect law-abiding gun owners by creating cumbersome mandates and restrictions on the lawful purchase and possession of firearms.  It is already illegal to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to someone classified as a prohibited person, and is a felony for a prohibited person to buy, own or possess a firearm.  SF 2179 seeks to make drastic and unnecessary changes to current state firearm laws that will impose unduly restrictions on law-abiding citizens, rather than addressing the true problems associated with illegal straw purchases – lack of enforcement of current law.  In addition, a January 2013 internal U.S. Department of Justice memorandum summarizing so-called “gun violence” prevention strategies states that the effectiveness of “universal” background checks depends on requiring gun registration.

Your NRA-ILA is diligently opposing this misguided legislation in Des Moines.  Please call AND e-mail members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today to express your OPPOSITION to Senate File 2179.  Committee members can be reached by calling the central switchboard at (515) 281-3371 and using the e-mail addresses provided below.

Senate Judiciary Committee:
 
Senator Robert Hogg (D-33), Chairman
rob.hogg@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Thomas G. Courtney (D-44), Vice Chairman
thomas.courtney@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Charles Schneider (R-22), Ranking Member
charles.schneider@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Nancy J. Boettger (R-9)
nancy.boettger@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Robert E. Dvorsky (D-37)
robert.dvorsky@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Julian B. Garrett (R-13)
julian.garrett@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Wally E. Horn (D-35)
wally.horn@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Janet Petersen (D-18)
janet.petersen@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Herman C. Quirmbach (D-23)
herman.quirmbach@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Steven J. Sodders (D-36)
steve.sodders@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Rich Taylor (D-42)
rich.taylor@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Jack Whitver (R-19)
jack.whitver@legis.iowa.gov
 
Senator Brad Zaun (R-20)
brad.zaun@legis.iowa.gov

TRENDING NOW

News  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gun Control Group Would Endanger Military by Politicizing Firearm Procurement Process

As if misguided anti-gun policies that leave our fighting men and women defenseless stateside weren’t enough, some gun ...

News  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

President’s Column: If Gun Restrictions Were Applied To Technology, They Would Not Compute

What if computer owners were the object of Bloomberg’s lies? What would be the public reaction if the ...

News  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NRA Thanks Alabama Attorney General for Defending Gun Rights

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today commended Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange for upholding the Second Amendment rights of Alabamans. After reviewing and investigating complaints from citizens about state and local ...

News  

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Obama's Social Security Administration to Strip Millions of Americans of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms

As the L.A. Times reported on July 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Florida Alert! Appeals Court UPHOLDS NRA Supported "Docs vs. Glocks" Gun Law

In 2011, at the urging of the NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida, the Florida Legislature passed  HB-155 ...

News  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NRA Applauds Congressman Johnson for Swift Action on Social Security Gun Grab

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) lauded Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Passes Senate on Bipartisan Vote, Goes to Governor McCrory for Signature

Yesterday, the North Carolina State Senate passed House Bill 562, the NRA-backed omnibus pro-gun reform bill on a bipartisan vote ...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Washington: USFS Hosting Meeting August 4 to Discuss Recreational Shooting in Snoqualmie Ranger District

The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a second meeting to discuss recreational shooting in the Snoqualmie Ranger District ...

News  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Presidential Candidates, Members of Congress, and Governors Call for Military Right-to-Carry

Following the murder of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor by a terrorist in Chattanooga, presidential ...

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.