HF 2528Okay folks, this is what we've been waiting for! It's time to do the work that needs to be done to get Shall Issue for Iowa. The time for speculation is over.
Today, HF 2528 and SF 2379 were introduced. These bills are companion bills introduced by the House and Senate leadership (McCarthy and Gronstal). They contain the exact language originally submitted in HF 2255 - before the horrible Olson changes. This is OUR bill - the one we are supporting!
Start making polite and respectful phone calls and sending emails to your Representative and Senator. Do both and get your friends and neighbors, brothers and sisters to do so too. The message is simple, "Please pass (HF 2528, in the house and SF 2379, in the Senate) as written - with no amendments!" This is the language we want and messing with it will only open the door for others to mess with it as well.
On the House side, the HF 2528 has been assigned already to a subcommittee of the Public Safety Committee - comprised of Lykum, Baudler, and R. Olson. Olson will try to change this bill in subcommittee! He's already said so! In the most respectful way possible we have to try to stop this from happening. So, make polite and respectful calls and send emails to these three gentlemen as well! Same message! No amendments!!!
This is a great opportunity for Iowans to get Shall Issue. These bills have a real chance for passage. But, we all have to do the work that will push this over the top.
Lets go Iowa! Get on the hook with your state Reps/Senators and get those emails/calls out!