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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/31/2017 2:54:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2017 2:55:00 PM EDT by wired1979]
From the IFC:

Funnel Week Delays HF517 Vote

Iowans-

Despite their best efforts our allies in the Iowa Senate were unable to bring HF517, the Omnibus Gun Bill, to the Senate floor for debate and a vote this week. The reason? Today (Friday) is the second funnel of the 2017 legislative session. Our bill cleared this procedural hurdle two weeks ago, but several other non-Second Amendment issues needed to get passed out of committee by today in order to remain viable. Also, according to Senator Brad Zaun, some key Senators who want to enthusiastically vote YES on HF517 had planned absences this week and wouldn't be present if the bill was brought to the floor this week. So considering the full funnel week schedule and the schedules of their caucus, the decision was made to push the vote on HF517 back to Tuesday, April 4th. Senator Zaun assured us publicly at and a NRA/IFC Grassroots Action meeting that the bill will be run this coming Tuesday. You can watch video of Senator Zaun giving a crowd of more than 200 gun owners his word right HERE, his comments start at approximately 14 minutes.

While the delay is frustrating, everything is still on track and we are still extremely optimistic we'll be passing the biggest pro-Second Amendment bill in Iowa history. In fact we got some good news from Representative Matt Windschitl during Wednesday night's NRA/IFC Grassroots Action meeting. Rep. Windschitl has been talking with the governor about our bill and the governor intends to sign HF517 into law when the bill is brought to him. You can see Rep. Windschitl's comments on the video linked to above at the 35 minute mark. https://www.facebook.com/IowaFirearmsCoalition/videos/1472096989499038/

With these assurances we need you to help us make sure this all comes to fruition and the best way to do that is to get out and speak up about HF517 at this weekend's legislative forums and coffee breaks. Please urge your Senator to pass HF517 and get this bill to Governor Branstad.

We're close folks, please help us push this through to the finish line!

More updates to come
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