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Iowa: Time Running Out To Support Critical Self-Defense Legislation

Monday, April 1, 2019

Iowa: Time Running Out To Support Critical Self-Defense Legislation

The Iowa state House of Representatives has the opportunity to ensure that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves and their loved ones.  Unfortunately, they have still not brought up House File 636, the Family Defense Act, for debate and time is running out to move that critical piece of legislation.  Under current law, Permit to Carry Weapons (PCW) holders are left defenseless when they choose to pick-up or drop-off their loved-ones at school or have to comply with the anti-self-defense policies their employer sets for parking lots.  

Iowa currently has a pro-gun majority in the House of Representatives due in part to NRA-PVF's endorsements and the hard work of NRA members in the Hawkeye state.  Please encourage your state Representative and House Leadership to stand up for the law-abiding gun owners who have supported them by bringing HF 636 to the floor for a vote.  Click the “Take Acton” button below to contact your state Representative and House Leadership.


House File 636, introduced by Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), would allow Iowa PCW holders to go onto school grounds to pick up and drop off students without having to first unload and lock up their firearms in their vehicles.  In addition, it would also prevent employers from prohibiting employees to store firearms in their locked personal vehicles while on the employer’s parking lot.  So called “gun-free-zones” are arbitrary boundaries that only disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless while doing nothing to affect criminals.

Again, please contact your state Representative and House Leadership and urge them to bring HF 636 to the floor for a vote.  Time is running out!

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