NRA: Traditional Ammo Res & Stand Your Ground Up in Committees -- Call/Email Legislators Today!!
NRA: Traditional Ammo Res & Stand Your Ground Up in Committees –– Call/Email Legislators Today!!
Iowa Legislature Moving Forward with Important Pro-Gun and Pro-Hunting Legislation
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Yesterday, the state House Public Safety Subcommittee passed HF 573 by a 2 to 1 vote. This important “stand your ground” self-defense legislation will now be heard by the full House Public Safety Committee as early as tomorrow. State Representatives Clel Baulder (R-58) and Matt Windschitl (R-56) voted to pass HF 573, while Representative Rick Olson (D-68) voted against it. Please call AND e-mail members of the House Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to support this important self-defense bill. Contact information for this committee can be found below.
House File 573 would remove a person’s “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground and protect themselves or their family anywhere they are lawfully present. It would create a presumption that an individual who unlawfully or forcefully enters your dwelling, place of business or employment, or occupied vehicle is there to cause serious bodily injury or death, so the occupant may use force, including deadly force, against that person. HF 573 also would expressly allow an individual to use force, including deadly force, to prevent a violent felony, and it would enhance the protections against criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits when justifiable force is used.
Also yesterday, Senate Joint Resolution 2001 passed in the state Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee by a 9 to 3 vote. State Senators Dennis Black (D-21), Dick Dearden (D-34), Joni Ernst (R-48), James Hahn (R-40), Shawn Hamerlinck (R-42), Tom Hancock (D-16), Tim Kapucian (R-20), Brian Schoejahn (D-12) and Kent Sorenson (R-37) voted to pass SJR 2001, while Senators Robert Hogg (D-19), Amanda Ragan (D-7) and Joe Seng (D-43) voted against it. This resolution will now be brought before the state Senate for its consideration and a vote. A date has not yet been set, but we will send an e-mail alert informing you of this information as soon as it is available.
In the meantime, House Joint Resolution 2001, House companion of SJR 2001, is expected to be voted on tomorrow in the state House Natural Resources Committee. SJR 2001 and HJR 2001 would rescind the Iowa Natural Resources Commission’s unnecessary regulation banning the use of traditional ammunition for dove hunting. This hearing will take place at 3:00 p.m. in House room 19 in the Capitol. Please contact members this committee TODAY and respectfully ask for their support for HJR 2001 and protect the use traditional ammunition for hunting. Contact information for the state House Natural Resources Committee can be found here.
For more information about the use of traditional (lead) ammunition, please click here.
Members of the House Public Safety Committee:
Representative Clel Baudler (R-58), Chairman
Representative Tom Shaw (R-8)
Representative Bob Kressig (D-19)
Representative Dwayne Alons (R-4)
Representative Mark Brandenburg (R-100)
Representative Joel Fry (R-95)
Representative Chris Hagenow (R-59)
Representative Jarad Klein (R-89)
Representative Dan Muhlbauer (D-51)
Representative Steven Olson (R-83)
Representative Henry Rayhons (R-11)
Representative Thomas Sands (R-87)
Representative Kurt Swaim (D-94)
Representative David Tjepkes (R-50)
Representative Matt Windschitl (R-56)
Representative Mary Wolfe (D-26)
Representative Gary Worthan (R-52)
we're getting our action center fired up for this at IFC so you can all use it. stand by!
Well sorry guys but you have been bested by IGO per this email. We need to put an end to these posers once and for all. I will supply a shovel!!!
Dear Iowa Gun Owner, January 26, 2012
This week, a House Public Safety Sub-Committee met to vote on a version of the Iowa Gun
Owners Stand-Your-Ground legislation, known as HF573.
The bill was advanced out of sub-committee and will likely be considered by the full Public
Safety Committee soon.
Stand-Your-Ground legislation would do the following:
• Remove the current regulation that demands that you retreat in the face of an armed attacker
before taking defensive action. Yes, that’s correct, as the current code is interpreted by case
law, law abiding Iowans are required to try to flee their own homes in the face of a violent criminal.
• Allow law abiding Iowans to use force in defense of themselves or others any place that they are
lawfully allowed to be. This means that if your spouse if accosted in the parking lot at church
after a late night Bible study, the grocery store, or any place that they are legally allowed to be,
they may defend themselves if in immediate danger.
• Specifies exactly what types of felony crimes you may use deadly force to prevent and or stop,
to include: felonious assault, murder, violent or forced sexual abuse, kidnapping, robbery, arson,
• Creates a presumption of innocence if you are forced to defend yourself from any of these
situations. This specifically means that the investigative agency will not be able to arrest you for
using force in and of itself. Only upon probable cause of the improper or illegal use of force will
you be able to be arrested, thus sparing many law abiding citizens from the nightmare that can
currently result if you are forced to take defensive action.
• Specifically protects you from a civil action by the criminal or the criminal’s estate in the event that
you are forced to defense yourself. After all, it’s a small victory if you survive the attack on your life
only to spend your life’s savings to defend yourself in court for years to come.
This is an important piece of legislation that all gun owners in Iowa need. The anti-gun forces are loudly
fighting against this bill at the Capitol claiming, in effect, that this will result in a society where neighbors
shoot neighbors for stepping foot on their property.
This is nonsense, and we all know it.
But we can’t take a chance. We can’t let the anti-gun crowd scare legislators into walking away from
this legislation like they did last year.
Please take a moment today to call or email the members of the House Public Safety Committee
and urge them to support HF573, with no weakening amendments!
The committee members are listed below:
I left out the list since it is probably just a copy of what you have.
those ass hats... every time something moves they lay claim to it.
i've spent several days at the capitol now and was able to testify to a subcommittee already. never saw the igo in the capitol once. and they sure as hell haven't participated in any hearings, sub, or committee meetings. they aren't even there and still manage to lay down a bunch of bunk.
i had a conversation with rep windschitl and he made it 100% clear he had been working on syg legislation and authoring bills for syg from his first day in office. instead igo claims HE'S running THEIR bill... complete lie...
I posted this to intentionally expose the IGO for what they are, LIARS. They are a problem for those of us who want real reform in this state. They cost us several if the very same bills we are going for again this year by trying to force votes. Their actions pissed off a lot of legislators in the state and votes did not take place that would have otherwise likely been voted on.
Please do not support these leeches and hacks.
The above is my personal opinion of IGO & not a statement made for any organization..
IFC ACTION CENTER
is fired up and ready to use! when you support IFC as the NRA affiliate you support them both!
GO, GO, GO!!!
Contacted my Rep AND renewed my IFC membership.
I joined IFC today at fairgrounds gun show just to show my thanks for keeping and increasing our rights......
I am "curious" as to WHY all the women voted "NO"...?
And that is all I am going to say....