This from the IFC president Barry Snell.
IFC received word from a few legislators that some senators are considering ways to amend HF517, such as to remove Capitol Carry, the standing provision for preemption lawsuits, to grant exceptions to preemption for various government interests and buildings, or to remove the emergency powers protection. Obviously, this is a no-go from a civil rights perspective, and we here at IFC cannot and will not support any of that. Just as bad though, any amendments the Senate makes to HF517 may jeopardize the passage of HF517 by making it unsupportable by House Republicans when it goes back to the House!
In short, if the Senate tinkers with HF517 in any way other than making technical amendments, HF517 could literally fail and we’ll end up with nothing. I don’t say that to scare you to get you to do something or give me money like other groups do, it is the God’s honest truth.
So what I really need you to do right now is go to our Action Center to send your senator an email, to tell them that they need to urge the Senate Republican leadership to get HF517 to the floor quickly, and to get it passed without any substantive amendments. It will take you less than a minute to do this, and it makes a huge difference!
There are rumors that HF517 might come to the floor of the Senate sometime next Tuesday, March 28. I can’t guarantee that; no one can. But with that said, if you could free up your schedules for Tuesday and come to the Capitol like many of you did during 2A Day, and start pulling senators out and delivering this message in person, that would be phenomenal and tremendously powerful. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and our Facebook page over the next few days, because we’ll be letting you know when the vote is scheduled the very moment we know ourselves.
IFC also needs you to turn out to your nearest Republican senator’s town hall meeting this weekend. If you live in their district, great. If not, go to the closest one. I need you to tell them, IN PERSON, that you expect them to vote for HF517 without adding amendments, period, end of story. Tell them we put them in the majority because we want good gun laws on the side of the citizen for a change, and we don’t want them to screw this up and jeopardize HF517 in the House. To find out where your nearest Republican senator’s town hall meeting is this weekend, http://www.infonetiowa.org/calendar/events/
Thank you, to all of you, for all your continued support.
Defending your Second Amendment rights in Iowa,
Iowa Firearms Coalition
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Yup, here's the main tracking thread: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_42/609187_2017-Legislative-Session.html&page=5
Hope the Republicans don't let the Democrats screw everyone yet again.