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Iowa: Senate Passes Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Iowa: Senate Passes Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment

On March 22nd, the Iowa state Senate passed House Joint Resolution 2009 by a vote of 34-15 to propose an amendment to the state Constitution affirming and recognizing the right of Iowans’ to keep and bear arms as a fundamental individual right.  HJR 2009 previously passed the state House of Representatives by a vote of 54-42.

Authored by Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), HJR 2009 now needs to pass again next year 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 its state Constitution, including California, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates 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.