Breitbart had the article this morning saying that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had signed H.F. 756 on Friday giving law abiding citizens of this State the ability to carry a firearm without a permit. Frankly, I never thought I’d see it in my lifetime. It was 10 years ago Iowa became a “shall issue” state. Right to carry had been a farce up until that point. Just 2 years ago it would have become a constitutional provision if Secretary of State Paul Pate had filed the paperwork.
Kudos to outgoing Democrat Governor Chet Culver who 10 years ago signed the original shall issue legislation, but over the long-term this has clearly been a Republican Party of Iowa initiative. I cannot begin to express how important and historic this legislation is. As Breitbart says, Iowa is the 19th State to do this, momentum is building.
Regrettably, I also have a very clear idea what is likely to happen. The Iowa Supreme Court will no doubt overturn the law. Some nutcase will kill a bunch of innocent people, thus promoting the repeal of the law. And possibly some looney tune legislation at the Federal level by the Biden administration would put the kibosh on all this. But by God, for one day at least, the Republican Party of Iowa gave it a shot!
Thank the Republicans of the Iowa Legislature at 1007 East Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319. The Republican Party of Iowa at 621 East 9th Street, Des Moines Iowa 50309. Donate at Republican Party of Iowa.