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Iowa House Passes Gun Bill that Removes Requirement for Permit

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The Iowa House of Representatives has passed a gun bill that allows residents to carry and buy firearms even without a permit. The proposal now heads to the state Senate for deliberation and consideration.

This is the first time that an entire Iowa Congress chamber passed this type of bill. However, those who support gun rights have tried to push such a measure for many years in order to eliminate the state’s requirement for a gun permit.

House File 756 was approved by the state House with a 60-37 vote on Wednesday night. This comes following a long debate that lasted for several hours. All state GOP representatives, along with Democratic Rep. Wes Breckenridge, has backed the legislation. Meanwhile, all other Democratic representatives have opposed it. A similar measure was approved by the state Senate through committee, but the House has not voted for that yet.

GOP representatives backed the bill, arguing that it protects the Second Amendment rights of citizens. However, Democrats and gun control advocates said it would also eliminate the state’s background check for gun sales. They argue that guns may easily end up in the hands of those who should not possess them.

Iowa Gun Bill Recognizes Fundamental Rights of People to Keep and Bear Arms

According to Rep. Steven Hold (R-Denison), who sponsored the bill, the measure recognizes that keeping and bearing firearms is a “fundamental right,” instead of a privilege. He added that Iowans should not be asked to get permission first in order to buy a gun.

If the bill becomes law, Iowans still have the ability to procure permits to carry or buy firearms. However, this would become optional. Those who support the proposal say a lot of people would likely still apply to get permits so that they can carry their guns outside Iowa.

Under the bill, anyone who purchases a gun from a federally licensed dealer is still required to pass a background check or show a permit to carry. The latter would indicate that the said person has passed a background check before.

Firearm sales among private citizens, however, would not require Iowans to apply and acquire a permit first. Additionally, the bill indicates that the selling or loaning of a gun to a person that the seller “knows or should know” is not allowed to own one, would be considered a Class D felony. If proven guilty under this charge, a person may face punishment of up to five years’ imprisonment.

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  • EDWARD D HEAD says:

    GOD BLESS THE USA. WE CAN NOT LET JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS DESTROY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WE HAVE ALL GOT TO COME TOGETHER TO STOP EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. OUR BASIC FREEDOMS ARE AT A GREAT RISK OF BEING LOST FOREVER. I HAVE THE RIGHT AND I WILL BEAR ARMS IF I CHOOSE TO. I WILL USE THAT RIGHT TO BUY A WEAPON TO PROTECT MY FAMILY AND ME. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF BLM – ALL LIVES MATTER, REGARDLESS OF RACE, CREED, COLOR. THAT IS WHAT OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON – IN GOD WE TRUST. ANY SUGGESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE PLEASE EMAIL ME.

  • J J Johnson says:

    I totally agree!
    And until the Biden administration removes ALL criminals from the streets, I will assume anyone who comes to my front door is a criminal.
    Beware when you show up trying to take my family’s only protection from criminals!

  • J J Johnson says:

    And Governor Abbott,
    Get on board with Iowa and do away with gun permits for law abiding citizens!👍🏼👍🏼🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Dick Palmer says:

    If illegal alian,s can come into our country with out any IDs ,then we should not need any permits to carry or have any kind of fire arm!If you can steal,burn and loot and not go to jail then there is no real law.Every State should do this,well every red State.

  • Albert says:

    We whom claim to be Christians & fail too Keep & Bear Arms, are only lying too ourselves. Even the Saved One’s whom tended their Flocks of Sheep, Carried WEAPONS!
    THE WEAPONS of their days were, The Sling, The Spear, The Bow & Arrow, All very Deadly Weapons!
    Today we have them all, So get a Weapon, Get the Training too use it safely, & use it too defend your loved ones & Yourself. Above all, Defend your Rights against the Enemies of these United States of America.

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