Aaron Dorr "The Ring Leader"

Aaron Dorr, the Executive Director of Iowa Gun Owners Association

Aaron Dorr has made a career out of exploiting innocent Iowans for financial gain. He is a smooth talking, political master, that will do anything to con people into giving up their hard earned money. As the ring leader of IGO, Aaron's main goal is to ensure no gun legislation passes in the Iowa house. This is an important strategy for him, because the more fear and lack of progress he can conjure up, the more money he can request and extract.

While we could start with the Sorenson political payoff scandal that Aaron and his brother Chris were involved in, which would give you a baseline of his ethics and character, we will leave that for Chris's page on this site. There is too much to cover as it pertains to just Dorr, IGO, and gun bills in this page.


Under Dorr's leadership the Iowa Gun Owners has opposed and help block numerous NRA sponsored gun bills that were aimed to reclaim some of our second amendment rights. In fact, since Bloomberg and MDA are relatively new, Aaron Dorr and his organization currently hold the top spot in anti-gun movement department. The only difference is, he guises his efforts under a flag of a "NO COMPROMISE" gun fight with the Iowa Legislature. What does this mean?

In 2010 Aaron Dorr and the IGO actively blocked and attempted to kill the IFC and NRA efforts to pass Shall Issue:

In 2010 the anti-gun crowd in Des Moines knew that there was a grassroots gun rights lobby in Iowa. That would hold them accountable for their actions for the first time in years. So once they voted to kill Constitutional Carry they voted to approve Iowa’s current “Shall Issue” bill that was brought forth by less principled organizations. Of course, since that bill was passed by anti-gun legislators it was full of anti-gun provisions.--IGO


Really, How many of you were here back when Iowa was may issue? How many of you had to carry $500 cash in your wallet just so you could carry? How many of you just plain couldn't get a permit? How many of you had a permit for a specific location or route or gun? Dorr just called the glorious shall issue bill "anti-gun"


Three days later Aaron Dorr and IGO attempted to take credit for the bill. These days they take credit for it in their emails begging for donations:

"I’m sure you’ll agree, directly or indirectly, IGO members are clearly driving the pro-gun agenda here in Iowa – as you have been going back to the passage of ‘Shall Issue’ legislation in 2010." "Not only that, but after our last all-out push for Constitutional Carry, our state government passed one of the best shall-issue laws in the country — even though Democrats controlled BOTH houses of the General Assembly!" "We’ve also brought concealed carry reform to the forefront of Iowa politics, leading to the passage of “shall issue” in 2009." "Paving the way for passage of “Shall Issue” in 2010 after launching a statewide mobilization campaign to reform Concealed Carry laws;" --IGO


This is the typical IGO playbook. They will NEVER get a gun bill passed in Iowa legislature. It's unclear if it's because they are striving for perfection or if they want to maintain the status quo so Aaron can continue to draw a paycheck off the backs of hard working Iowans.


You can find the source of this information and other information from gun owners just like you, who lived it: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_42/580626_.html


Fast forward 5 years and we see the same thing happening with the NRA Omnibus bill, SF427. Aaron Dorr, is actively opposing a pro-gun bill that will make sweeping advancements to Iowan's 2A rights. Using half truths and outright lies (saying SF425 establishes a gun registry), Aaron Door is attempting to block the good legislation. Why? Because if it passes, his member base will see that the IGO is ineffective. As long as he and IGO can spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt, Aaron will continue to make a very healthy paycheck; a very healthy paycheck off the backs of his member base that he is hurting.


When we were trying to understand why the Dorr would be opposed to SF427, it suddenly occurred to us that Aaron and Chris have to survive off accurate member and new member contact information. They collect it at the gun shows in exchange for shirts and bumper stickers, and get it from you online when you sign petitions and gun giveaways. This information is vital to their financial survival, that's how they contact you to ask for more money. Think about it, what is another valid source of gun owner contact information -- county databases. The county databases that is free to query RIGHT NOW. Could it be possible that this is a source of gun owner contact information for the Dorrs and IGO? SF427 would virtually eliminate this source of funding for them if it is. While we can't prove it, its the only thing that remotely make sense as to why the Dorrs would oppose SF427.


We are providing a few snippets of the total fallacies, reverses in stance, and illogical arguments Aaron Dorr and IGO have for SF427.


Here you can clearly see Aaron Dorr saying he supported the good bill, SF427/SF425/HF527 before the "dangerous...

Posted by The Truth About Iowa Gun Owners - IGO on Friday, April 17, 2015


IGO consistently perpetuates lies in order to raise money and coerce the 2A community into opposing advancements to our...

Posted by The Truth About Iowa Gun Owners - IGO on Thursday, April 16, 2015


This post is a prime example of IGO tactics. Twisting the truth to elicit fear. Specifically IGO is trying to make you...

Posted by The Truth About Iowa Gun Owners - IGO on Thursday, April 16, 2015


Folks this description could go on and on and on. Lord knows we have the data, but I think everyone has seen it and gets the point. We have to act now, we have to ensure that this enterprise, this scam, is no longer financially lucrative for Aaron Dorr. If we don't, I fear he will continue to block and even erode our 2A rights.