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News-Herald Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

February 2, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Do you foresee any legislative action in the gun control area this session and what is your position?

During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to the Tama County delegation:

State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and State representative Dean Fisher (R-Garwin.)

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State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) & State Sen. Steve Sodders (D-State Center)

If you have a question you would like considered for submission, send it to the newspapers.

WEEK?TWO: "Do you foresee any legislative action in the gun control area this session and what is your position?"


State Rep. Dean Fisher


At this point, I am not aware of any legislation that would further restrict our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. However, I will be keeping vigilant watch for any such legislation.

I support the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and our God-given right to self-defense, including the right to use deadly force when necessary. I adhere to the original intent of the 2nd Amendment, which guarantees that the right to keep and bear arms will be retained by the people.

Legislation has been filed in the Iowa House of Representatives that would further guarantee and protect Iowans' 2nd Amendment rights.

I have cosponsored House File 57, a bill that is commonly referred to as the "Castle Doctrine". I believe Iowa's law-abiding citizens deserve the right defend their home and family.

Another bill that I have cosponsored is House Joint Resolution 4, which is an amendment to the Iowa Constitution that guarantees our right to keep and bear arms. Currently the Iowa Constitution does not contain this protection.

If you would like a copy of either of these bills, would like to discuss them, or would like an update as further legislation is filed and as these bills progress through the legislature, please call me at 641-750-3594 or email me at

State Senator

Steve Sodders

(D-State Center)

Senator Sodders did not reply to the week two question.

However, at a listening post he conducted in Tama on Jan. 25 he indicated little action in the gun contol area is expected.

See report of the listening post on Page. 3.



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