Iowa Activists Gather Signatures For “Stand Your Ground” Law

posted on August 18, 2015

Self-defense advocates collected petition signatures over the weekend calling for Stand Your Ground legislation in Iowa, where state Sen. Rick Bertrand has proposed legislation to protect those forced to use a firearm in self-defense.

Although most states currently have some form of Stand Your Ground laws, similar legislation died in the Iowa state senate last year. Under current Iowa law, a person who feels endangered must attempt to retreat before resorting to force, according to Sioux City’s ABC9 News.

But as advocates of Stand Your Ground point out, those targeted by criminals are too easily victimized by the current law—as illustrated by a recent case in which a former policeman, attacked while in his car, was forced to use a firearm in self-defense and spent 112 days in jail for doing so.

Use Your Power!

Ask your Iowa state senator to support this legislation by clicking here.

Latest

AR rifle
AR rifle

America's Rifle

Gun-control activists and politicians don't want citizens to know the truth about these semi-automatic rifles. So here is the history, and the contemporary facts, about these rifles.

The New Balance of Power

Almost as soon as the voting was over, President Biden once again said that he wants to sign a ban on pretty much every firearm sold in the U.S. Though he likely doesn't have the votes to do so in this Congress, this balance of power does give him some opportunities to go after our freedom.

The Story Behind the Sale of Barrett Firearms

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Barrett story,” says Ronnie Barrett.

Why the Legal Fight in Illinois Matters So Much

When a governor, along with a majority of a state’s legislators, decide to take a civil right from American citizens, they have decided to start a constitutional fight.

The Armed Citizen® January 27, 2023

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Biden Doesn’t Get to Tell Us We Can’t Own Semi-Automatic Firearms

Semi-automatic firearms have been popularly sold to private citizens since the late-19th century. They are the most-popular design sold today and have clear constitutional protections. So, no, the president doesn't get to tell us we can't own them.

Interests



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.