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Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment to be Heard

Monday, January 22, 2018

Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment to be Heard

On Thursday, January 25th, a House Judiciary Subcommittee will be hearing House Joint Resolution 13 to propose an amendment to the state constitution guaranteeing “the right of the people to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms.” 

Authored by Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), HJR 13 will need to pass this year and next before a constitutional amendment is put on the ballot for Iowa voters to decide in 2020.  Currently, Iowa is one of six states that do not have a right to keep and bear arms amendment in their state Constitution, including California, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.

Your NRA will follow HJR 13 and keep you updated.  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for alerts on issues affecting your Second Amendment rights in Iowa.

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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.