Yesterday, on the first day of the Iowa Legislature reconvening, the Iowa Senate voted 32-17 to pass House File 2502. This important legislation will protect shooting ranges from being shut down by unreasonable local ordinances and ensure that Second Amendment rights remain protected across the state. It will now go to Governor Kim Reynolds for her signature.
House File 2502 protects shooting ranges from onerous or burdensome zoning regulations. Law-abiding citizens utilize shooting ranges to practice marksmanship skills, to ensure that their self-defense and sporting arms are in order, for recreation, and to teach the responsible use of and respect for firearms to others. This critical legislation will protect shooting ranges and the Second Amendment for present and future generations.
Preemption legislation is designed to stop municipalities from creating a patchwork of different laws throughout the state that may potentially turn a law-abiding citizen into a criminal for simply crossing a jurisdictional line. It also ensures that Second Amendment rights are equally protected for all Iowans, regardless of where they reside.
Your NRA would like to thank the senators who supported this bill and senate leadership for bringing it to a vote on the first day back from an interrupted session.