HF716 has been introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Natural Recourses and Environment Committee. Committee members here:https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=88&groupID=699 I expect Senator Rozenboom will appoint a subcommittee soon, maybe even Monday. When he does I'll post that here as well. Talking points, since this was initially pushed as a youth bill point out that the calibers they are proposing are not for youth shooters. Point out the long range aspects of the guns, point out the potential effects on the deer herd, while this may provide some new sales for gun stores in the long run fewer licenses will be sold if there are fewer deer to kill. Read some of the posts up in the main forum from out of state guys who have gone through this in their home states. We all know the end game is for guns in the rut, you can use that but slippery slope doesn't carry any water if the folks in power want the bill to pass but don't leave any rounds in the chamber, shoot them all. I was looking to see if just dropping the language about "cartridge rifles" or "straight wall or other center fire ammunition" would be acceptable but there just doesn't seem to be any way to polish this turd. But, in our communications with the legislators say the whole bill is bad but the center fire stuff makes it worse. Stress that adding methods of take does not create new hunting opportunities, access to more public land creates hunting opportunities. Also the bill started out with a restriction of .357 to .500 calibers. It got changed to .350-.500. Winchester just came out with a .350 caliber rifle. Coincidence? Only if you believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and The Great Pumpkin.