IOWA: SUPPRESSOR BILL ASSIGNED TO SENATE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE

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: rob.hogg@legis.iowa.gov (319) 247-0223

Senator Courtney: Thomas.courtney@legis.iowa.gov (319) 759-5334

Senator Garrett: Julian.garrett@legis.iowa.gov (515) 971-0883

Senator Sodders: steve.sodders@legis.iowa.gov (641) 751-4140

Senate Majority Leader Gronstal: mike.gronstal@legis.iowa.gov (712) 328-2808


 An Iowa Firearms Coalition action alert can also be found here:

 https://www.votervoice.net/IFC/Campaigns/34987/Respond