The Des Moines Register reports:
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a law allowing people to buy and carry handguns in Iowa without a permit, fulfilling a longtime goal of gun rights advocates. The law, which some advocates call “constitutional carry,” will take effect July 1.
Democrats and gun violence prevention groups say the law will roll back background checks on handgun sales between private citizens.
That’s because, under current law, Iowans must pass a background check to obtain a permit to carry or acquire a handgun before they can legally buy one in a private sale.
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Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed legislation eliminating the mandate for permits to buy or carry a handgun and giving the firearms industry liability protection. https://t.co/bYi3K9odLc via @iowacapdispatch #ialegis #iagov #guns
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