Skip to comments.HJR 2001 passes House vote(IA repeal of ammo ban)
Posted on 02/03/2012 5:53:47 AM PST by marktwain
HJR 2001, the legislation that reverses Iowa DNR's ban on lead ammunition during dove hunting season, passed in the Iowa House this morning on a 73-27 vote. The issue will now go to the Senate for debate. If it passes in the Senate, it is reported that Governor Branstad will sign the legislation into law.
Also today, HJR 2005 was passed in a House Public Safety subcommittee meeting. HJR 2005 is legislation that would provide for an amendment to the Iowa Constitution that secures the right to keep and bear arms. The vote was 2-1, with Reps. Windschitl and Brandenburg voting yes, while Rep. Berry voted no. The outcome of this vote was no surprise. Reps. Windschitl (R-56) and Brandenburg (R-100) are both strong allies of the drive to restore firearms rights to Iowans, while Rep. Berry (D-22) has voted consistently to keep firearms rights restricted. The issue will now move to the full House Public Safety Committee for debate and a vote.
HJR 2001 and HJR 2005 are two of the most sought after pieces of legislation being worked by the NRA and IFC this year. HJR 2005 must be passed this year, then again in 2013, if there is to be a vote placed before the entire state in 2014. Failure to get passage this year will put off any chances of getting the amendment added to the Constitution for at least 2 more years.
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Gronstal hasn’t been as successful bottling up gun legislation as he has a number of rural Democrats that don’t want to fight the gun issue. This might pass.
Has the Iowa Senate debated any pro-2A bills since shall-carry?
I’d expect the ‘RAT establishment would figure shall-carry should be enough to keep us gun nuts (on both sides) happy for years to come. So, it doesn’t make sense to me that Gronstal would risk p*ssing off their Nazi base by allowing anything further to see the light of day in the Senate.