QUICK ACTION NEEDED TODAY!
Senate Subcommittee Meeting - Thursday, January 21 - 10:00 AM
Please email the Senate Subcommittee members below to tell them to OPPOSE SJR 1, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution relating for “the right of people to keep and bear arms,” AND further stating that “any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.”
SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS - Email or Call before Thursday at 10!
Senator Brad Zaun, Chair (R, District 20) - email@example.com
Senator Jason Schultz (R, District 9) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Tony Bisignano (D, District 17) - email@example.com
Iowa Capitol - Senate phone 515-281-3371
: Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/92569292099?pwd=NHBWb3ZSSTc5YTROOEp1UWs1THZtUT09
Suggested talking points you might use
- This amendment does NOT mirror of Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Iowa House and Senate have each voted down efforts to substitute the U.S. Second Amendment version in the past.
- “Strict scrutiny” requires the highest standard for Iowa’s gun safety laws (usually reserved for First Amendment rights), and gun safety legislation may be subject to costly court processes.
- Only three states (Alabama, Missouri and Louisiana) have included NRA-pushed “strict scrutiny” language in their gun rights amendments of the 44 with constitutional gun laws.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVOCACY HELP!