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Iowa: House Committee Hearing Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment

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Today, at 1PM, the House Judiciary Committee will hear House Study Bill 9 to propose an amendment to the state Constitution affirming and recognizing the right of Iowans’ to keep and bear arms as a fundamental individual right. Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT HSB 9.

This is a multi-year, multi-session effort. In the 2019-2020 General Assembly, both chambers passed Senate Joint Resolution 18. Now, House Study Bill 9 must pass during the subsequent session, the 2021-2022 General Assembly, in order for the amendment to be put on the ballot for Iowa voters in 2022. Currently, Iowa is one of six states that do not have a right to keep and bear arms amendment in their state Constitution, including California, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.

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