Skip to comments.Iowa firearms legislation update
Posted on 04/01/2012 5:09:31 PM PDT by marktwain
The second half of Iowa's 84th General Assembly is beginning to wind down, and it appears that Iowa firearms owners are going to be left in the cold with nearly everything they had hoped to accomplish this year. A long list of bills was presented to the House of Representatives, but nearly all of them are going to die due to inaction.
Many of the bills died before they even saw the light of day. Once introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives, firearms related bills go to the House Public Safety Committee. The Chairman of that Committee is Rep. Clel Baudler (R-58). Rep. Baudler is also a member of the NRA Board of Directors, so one would think that he would be sympathetic to getting firearms bills pushed out to the full House for debate.
Rep. Baudler was single-handedly able to kill the following bills by assigning them to subcommittees that never debated them, and he never pushed to have them brought before the full Public Safety Committee:
* HF 208 Disposal of firearms by law enforcement agencies
* HF 209 Firearms training for domestic violence victims
* HF 320 Emergency Powers Act
* HF 2113 Permitless carry of firearms
* HF 2115 Legislation clean up
* HF 2116 Repeal of the Iowa Permit to Acquire
* HF 2160 Allows carry at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
* HF 2198 Allows NFA weapons (this bill never got assigned to a subcommittee)
Two bills made it to the full House of Representatives, but never received a date for debate and vote. The fact that they died there falls at the feet of Rep. Kraig Paulsen (R-35). Those bills are:
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Sean McClanahan seems to have his finger on the pulse.
Questions that must be answered are:
1. Tactical withdrawal?
2. RINOS using NRA as cover?
3. Traitors to the public?