Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Iowa: Legislation Containing Pro-Gun Provisions Sent to Conference Committee as Session Nears End

Friday, May 29, 2015

Iowa:  Legislation Containing Pro-Gun Provisions Sent to Conference Committee as Session Nears End

Encourage Conferees to stand by these much-needed provisions!

The 2015 session is winding down in Des Moines as House and Senate Leadership and Conferees begin to wrap up their final tasks for the year.  However, while session begins to wane, support from NRA members for the many pro-gun provisions debated and passed on several occasions this year remains strong.  NRA-ILA continues to work with both the House and Senate to ensure a victory for gun owners and sportsmen this session. 

Provisions from the “omnibus firearms bill” of 2015 (detailed here) have survived in many different forms, and at this moment are part of the end of session appropriations package, generally referred to as the “Standings” bill (Senate File 510).  Thanks to your strong support and polite messages to your elected representatives, this collection of much-needed fixes and improvements to Iowa’s firearms laws is still viable for consideration and passage this session.

The House added pro-gun provisions from Senate File 427 as an amendment to the Standings bill last week (passing these NRA-backed measures for the third time this session), along with several other unrelated policy measures.  The Senate did not concur with the changes made by the House to SF510, sending the measure to Conference Committee where a panel of 10 legislators will seek to reconcile differences on the finance and policy measures contained in the bill as passed by the House and the Senate. 

Senate File 510 is the last hope that firearm owners and NRA members in Iowa have this year for significant and necessary improvements to Iowa’s firearm laws.

Please contact the House and Senate Conferees and encourage them to stand with Iowans and agree upon the pro-gun provisions in SF 510 – and to resist pressure to leave these provisions on the table for next year!  Many of these improvements are time-sensitive and cannot wait another year!  NRA-ILA, our members, and many pro-gun legislators have worked very hard this session to improve firearms rights.  The time for action is now

House Conferees:

Representative Chuck Soderberg
chuck.soderberg@legis.iowa.gov

Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen
kraig.paulsen@legis.iowa.gov

House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer
linda.upmeyer@legis.iowa.gov

Representative Kirsten Running-Marquardt
kirsten.running-marquardt@legis.iowa.gov

Representative Chris Hall
chris.hall@legis.iowa.gov

Senate Conferees:

Senate President Pam Jochum 
pam.jochum@legis.iowa.gov

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal 
mike.gronstal@legis.iowa.gov

Senator Robert Dvorsky 
Robert.dvorsky@legis.iowa.gov

Senate Minority Leader Bill Dix
bill.dix@legis.iowa.gov

Senator Jack Whitver 
jack.whitver@legis.iowa.gov

TRENDING NOW

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Florida Alert: YETI Drops NRA Foundation

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.  Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The ...

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

News  

Friday, April 20, 2018

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

America, and the NRA, lost a true friend and a staunch defender of freedom with the passing of R. Lee Ermey on April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. 

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

The Illinois state Senate could vote on legislation to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights as early as today.  Senate Bill 2314 was moved to third reading after it had passed the Senate ...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, murders, there has been an unusual amount of anti-gun and anti-NRA commentary by private corporations with plenty of problems of their own.   In February, Delta announced it was ending a ...

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

A marathon gun bill hearing is on tap for next Tuesday night in Providence, and NRA and local pro-Second Amendment groups are calling for all-hands-on-deck.

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

There is growing evidence that some of America’s financial elite want to create a world in which America’s public policy decisions emanate from corporate boardrooms in Manhattan rather than from citizens and their elected officials.  ...

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

News  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action executive director, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Donald Trump's signature on the National Defense Authorization Act

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.