Sweeping gun reforms signed into Iowa law

Posted April 15, 2017

"It's not in the legislation, but it's something I would like to see and I think a lot of people who work an Election Day would love to see the Iowa polls close at 8 and I think the public would, too, like to see the returns and not have to wait up so late to see what the election results are", Branstad said.

Iowans will soon be able to carry guns in more places and have greater leeway in using deadly force to protect themselves.

Gov. Terry Branstad, the long-serving Republican governor whom President Donald Trump selected to be the ambassador to China, has hinted that he's inclined to sign the bill, calling it "reasonable" legislation that he "could support".

Permit Privacy - The bill restricts the use and disclosure of information acquired about holders of nonprofessional permits to carry weapons and permits to acquire firearms.

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AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast.

They lobbied for the part of the bill that allows children to handle pistols under the supervision of a parent.

"We're also disappointed that the bill signed today includes punitive pre-emption, a proposal that will expose Iowa cities and towns to lawsuits just for passing or enforcing local public safety laws", she said in her statement.

"Of course, that's the Washington Post", he added, to laughter from the group. The bill also would prohibit prosecutors from stacking an additional firearm charge if the weapon has nothing to do with the crime.

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"Iowans got their freedoms back today", said Windschitl.

Gun control advocates expressed their displeasure.

"No matter what your position was on this bill, none of us wants to see the kind of homicide rate increase here that other states have seen after enacting Stand Your Ground laws", Amber Gustafson, with the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action said in a statement.

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