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The Federal Government appears out of control.  Yet Iowan Legislators have been listening to their constituents.

Mostly…  Right now, employers all over the state are threatening to fire you for exercising your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  This is actually much worse than you might think.

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Commute with Rights, Support Parking Lot Carry

IFC has enjoyed many wins over many years.  We’ve also pushed back on dozens of horrible attempts to revert back to the old Jim Crow era weapons laws, as well as much worse proposals, like “Red Flag” laws and bans on semi-auto firearms.  Each year there are a handful of Iowa Legislators that introduce such disgusting pieces of legislation.  You can see some of those examples HERE on IFC’s site.  Take a look at all the REDwe’ve stopped on behalf of Iowans.  You can go HERE on IFC PAC’s site to see how great or awful your Representative and Senator have been at honoring your fundamental rights.

There is a particularly glaring injustice yet to be corrected that we need you to tell your elected officials in the statehouse about.  Iowa employers can and are threatening to fire their staff over something as innocent as a weapon locked and properly stowed in their vehicle.  We call it “Parking Lot Carry” in many circles, but it isn’t just relegated to carry.  When Iowans leave home for work and carry a weapon for self-defense, we can’t just drop them off someplace in between.  We all go to the grocery store, wash the car, run errands, and live life each day.  But when our employers take from us the fundamental right to use a firearm by claiming they have control over a legal and ethical item locked in our own vehicles, it removes the practical use of that right for the entire day in all our travels.

This de facto BAN on carrying and firearms use is fundamentally wrong on every level.  Employers have rights.  But their claim to assert dominance over the legal items within our locked vehicles shouldn’t be under their control.  …. And Iowans certainly shouldn’t be threatened with losing their livelihood over the ethical act of firearm ownership and use.  Please send a note to your Legislators TODAY letting them know you expect the legislature to correct this injustice.

Commute with Rights, Support Parking Lot Carry

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