Iowa: Employee Self-Defense Bill Passes Committee

Gun Rights

Yesterday, the Senate Labor and Business Relations Committee voted 7-4 to approve Senate File 2250, to ensure that law-abiding citizens may store firearms in their personal vehicles while at work. It will now go to the full Senate for further consideration. Please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT SF 2250.

Senate File 2250 specifies that employers shall not prohibit employees from lawfully carrying, transporting, or possessing firearms and ammunition if they are out-of-sight, in locked vehicles, parked in areas where employees are allowed to park.

Throughout the country, many employers and business owners have adopted “No Firearms” policies that extend beyond the physical workplace or building to include parking lots – areas often accessible to the general public and not secure. In order to comply with these policies, many law-abiding gun owners must choose between protecting themselves during their commutes and being subject to termination by their employer. The fundamental right to self-defense should not stop simply because citizens park their car in a publicly accessible parking lot owned by their employer or a business owner.

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Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT SF 2250.

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