Saturday, November 14, 2009

An introduction to Iowa Gun Owners

This weekend, I spent some time with Aaron Dorr, Executive Director of Iowa Gun Owners and found many things we have in common which are listed on an IGO information packet:
What We Believe:

Iowa Gun Owners was founded on the idea that law abiding citizens should not have to beg the government for permission to own and carry firearms for self-defense.

We believe the at the 2nd Amendment was not given to us to merely protect our right to target shoot and hunt but to protect our right of self-defense against criminals and tyrants.

We believe that these rights are God-given and constitutionally guaranteed.

We believe that a government official should not be able to deny law abiding citizens this right just because he does not like your politics, your religion, or the way you earn a living.

We believe that law abiding citizens should not have to pay fees, pass tests, and prove to a bureaucrat that they can shoot a gun before being allowed to exercise this right.
In our legislature this past year, they brought a Vermont-style carry bill to a tie vote and are working to introduce this bill in the Senate when they convene early next year. They are also working on a "castle-doctrine" bill and to end the permit process.

I became a full member today and I encourage my fellow Iowans to join also. I joined, not because of flowery words, but because we have common goals and beliefs.

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