Iowa second amendment advocates:
As you know, we now have (or rather soon will have), a “shall issue” CCW law in this state. Make no mistake about it: this was brought about because of INTENSE lobbying efforts brought to bear on the anti-gun Democrats (and some “RINO” Republicans like Clel Baudler) to get the law changed. But the law STILL does not recognize the second amendment right of Iowans to bear arms without governmentmandated training and continuing to beg for permission prior to exercising your 2A right. Clearly, more work remains to be done. At this point in time, there is only ONE gubernatorial candidate who has explicitly stated his support for the full recognition of the second amendment in Iowa: Bob Vander Plaats.[/b] You can pretty much be guaranteed that Terry Branstad will not support the Sorenson “Real Right to Carry Bill” . . . otherwise, he would release a press release to that effect. Culver? . . . he’s done . . . ‘nuff said.
If second amendment advocates truly want to change the unconstitutional laws in this state to fully recognize the second amendment, it is IMPERITIVE that you get involved in the June primary.
Do not sit this one out!!! If you want to continue to improve Iowa’s gun laws, support and vote for Bob Vander Plaats in the June primary!
VANDER PLAATS TO CULVER: SIGN THE ‘SHALL ISSUE” RIGHT-TO-CARRY SECOND AMENDMENT LEGISLATION NOW
DES MOINES – With the deadline looming for Governor Chet Culver to sign into law bills that passed during the 2010 legislative session, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats today called on the governor to sign Senate File 2379, Iowa’s “shall issue” right-to-carry bill.
The bill, which would standardize the process of issuing concealed carry permits for all Iowa counties, would require sheriffs to issue a permit to carry to all applicants unless they are subject to certain disqualifications.
Vander Plaats said, “Our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is not subject to the political winds or the whims of a governor, and must be protected for future generations.” Pointing out that the bill would ensure that all law-abiding Iowans would have equal access to a concealed carry permit, Vander Plaats continued, “Our state government should facilitate the exercise of the rights our Founding Fathers clearly spelled out in the Constitution, and this bill helps to take the guesswork out of acquiring a permit.”
Acknowledging the passionate debate that occurred this session, Vander Plaats said, “I know there are those who don’t think a law-abiding citizen ought to have to ask permission to exercise a constitutional right, and if a right-to-carry bill like the one sponsored by state Rep. Kent Sorenson comes to my desk as governor, I will sign it. The bill that passed this session though is a step in the right direction, and if I were governor, I would have signed it already.”[/b]
Governor Culver has until Thursday to sign Senate File 2379. His failure to do so would serve as a de facto veto.
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