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Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Scheduled for Subcommittee Hearing Tomorrow

Monday, March 13, 2017

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Scheduled for Subcommittee Hearing Tomorrow

Tomorrow, March 14, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on House File 517 will be holding a hearing on the bill.  HF 517 is the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners. 

It is imperative that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters attend the hearing to show immense support for this important bill!  Hearing details can be found below.  Also, please contact the subcommittee members, state Senators Dan Dawson (R-8), Brad Zaun (R-20) and Janet Petersen (D-18), in support of HF 517!

House File 517 Subcommittee Hearing
March 14, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Iowa State Capitol
Room 116


HF 517 covers a diverse range of important issues for gun owners.  Included in HF 517 are the following pro-gun reforms:

  • ​Stand Your Ground – Under HF 517 a law-abiding citizen would have no duty to retreat from any place where the person is lawfully present before using force to defend themselves.
  • ​4th Amendment protections in regards to “going armed with intent” – HF 517 clarifies that the intent element for the crime of “going armed with a dangerous weapon with intent to use it without justification,” a Class D felony under state law, cannot be presumed or inferred from the mere carrying or concealment of a firearm on or about the person or in a vehicle.
  • ​Capitol Carry – Prevents the Director of the Department of Administrative Services from prohibiting the otherwise lawful carrying, transportation, or possession of any handgun in or on any capitol buildings.
  • ​Restricting State of Emergency Powers – Prevents the Governor, any state official, an official of any political subdivision acting at the direction of the Governor, and other officials from exercising powers during a proclaimed state of emergency to prohibit, regulate, or curtail the otherwise lawful possession, carrying, transportation, transfer or defensive use of firearms or ammunition, or to seize or confiscate legally possessed firearms and ammunition.
  • ​Youth Shooting and Parental Rights – HF 517 would give Iowa youth the ability to learn handgun safety only “under the direct supervision” of a parent or other specified responsible, authorized adult in a safe and responsible way.
  • ​Permit Privacy – The bill restricts the use and disclosure of information acquired about holders of nonprofessional permits to carry weapons and permits to acquire firearms. The Commissioner of Public Safety and any issuing officer (County Sheriff) would be required to keep confidential all personally identifiable information about such individuals, except for expressly authorized disclosures.
  • ​​Numerous additional changes to the laws regarding concealed carry and the permitting process.

Stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this bill as it advances through the Iowa Legislature.

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