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IOWA HOUSE APPROVES CONCEALED WEAPONS WITHOUT STATE PERMIT

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THE IOWA HOUSE HAS PASSED A BILL TO LET IOWANS BUY GUNS AND CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS WITHOUT GETTING A STATE PERMIT TO DO SO.

HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER MATT WINDSCHITL SAYS THE BILL IS FOR IOWA’S SECOND AMENDMENT COMMUNITY.

IAGUN1 OC….PASSED :19

ONE DEMOCRAT VOTED FOR THE BILL, THE OTHER HOUSE DEMOCRATS OPPOSED IT, SUGGESTING IT WOULD CREATE A CLEAR LOOPHOLE TO ALLOW PRIVATE GUN SALES IN IOWA WITHOUT A BACKGROUND CHECK.

REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE STEVEN HOLT OF DENISON SAYS THE BILL ESTABLISHES A FELONY FOR THOSE WHO KNOW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN A PROSPECTIVE GUN BUYER WAS NOT ALLOWED TO OWN A GUN.

IAGUN2 OC….DETERRENT :06

HOLT ALSO SAYS THERE WOULD BE FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECKS IF SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T HAVE A STATE PERMIT TRIES TO BUY A GUN AT A LICENSED DEALER.

DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE STEVE HANSEN OF SIOUX CITY, EXPRESSED HIS DOUBTS.

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REPRESENTATIVE MARY WOLFE, A DEMOCRAT FROM CLINTON, SAYS GETTING RID OF THE STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON ALSO DOES AWAY WITH THE REQUIRED TRAINING SESSION THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE PERMITTING PROCESS.

IAGUN4 OC….GOOD THING :13

THE HOUSE BILL WOULD MAKE PERMITS OPTIONAL, HOWEVER BILL BACKERS SAY SOME IOWANS WOULD STILL GET A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT TO SHOW WHEN TRAVELING IN STATES WHERE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED.

IOWA SENATORS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON SIMILAR LEGISLATION.

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