Iowa House File 2381, sponsored by Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley), has been placed in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee comprised of Senator Thomas Courtney (D-44), Senator Julian Garrett (R-13), and Senator Steven Sodders (D-36). HF 2381, formerly known as HF 384, passed the Iowa State House by an 83-16 margin.
If enacted, the bill would legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors in Iowa. Iowa is currently one of only 11 states that prohibit the possession of suppressors by civilians. For a full map, visit the ASA’s website.
The primary role of a suppressor is to reduce the overall sound signature of the host firearm to hearing safe levels. They do so by trapping the expanding gasses at the muzzle and allowing them to slowly cool, in a similar fashion to car mufflers. Their muffling capabilities intrinsically make them a hearing protection device for both the shooter and those around them.
If you have not already done so, please contact members of the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senate Leadership IMMEDIATELY and urge them to support the legalization of suppressor ownership in Iowa.
Contact information can be found here:
Senator Hogg: [email protected] (319) 247-0223
Senator Courtney: [email protected] (319) 759-5334
Senator Garrett: [email protected] (515) 971-0883
Senator Sodders: [email protected] (641) 751-4140
Senate Majority Leader Gronstal: [email protected] (712) 328-2808
An Iowa Firearms Coalition action alert can also be found here: