Today, after a strong show of support from the NRA, Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) and American Silencer Association (ASA) members, House File 2381 passed in the Iowa House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan 83-16 vote. HF 2381, authored by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), would legalize the ownership of firearm sound suppressors, also referred to as "silencers” in Iowa. Your contact to state lawmakers truly made the difference. The NRA applauds and thanks those state Representatives who voted for House File 2381. Every state Representative who voted in favor of this measure deserves your thanks - especially Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-67), Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-54), Representative Chris Hagenow (R-43), and Representative Mark Brandenburg (R-15) for their work on the issue with the NRA, IFC and ASA. HF 2381 will now be sent to the state Senate where it will await committee assignment and consideration. This legislation needs your help to get a committee hearing! Please contact your state Senator and encourage him or her to continue the positive progress of suppressor legalization in Iowa and to support HF 2381. To find your state Senator, click here. To reach your state Senator by phone, call the Senate switchboard at (515) 281-3371. Don't be fooled by other Iowa-based groups claiming to represent gun rights - they once equated this bill to a "cover bill for anti-gunners to hide behind" and are now trying to take credit that belongs to NRA, IFC and ASA members by claiming responsibility for today's success!
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