On February 11th, a subcommittee of the Iowa state Senate Judiciary Committee voted 2-1 to pass Senate Fill 165 to ensure that any law-abiding adult who may legally possess a handgun can carry it for self-defense without first having to go through government red tape. SF 165 will now go to the full committee for further consideration.
Senate File 165, sponsored by Senator Brad Zaun (R-20), would recognize a law-abiding citizen’s unconditional Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner they choose. Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.
Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this bill and others affecting our Second Amendment rights in Iowa. If you would like to contact your state Senator in order to urge them to support this legislation, you may click here to find your state Senator.