Iowa House approves bill to allow Iowans to buy, carry guns without permit

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Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 9:48 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - The Iowa House on Wednesday night passed the controversial gun bill that would make it easier for Iowans to carry guns in public.

Though gun dealers would still conduct federally required background checks, House File 756 would eliminate the requirement for a permit to purchase a handgun.

KCCI reports supporters of the bill say it will make dealers more cautious, but the bill’s opponents disagree.

The bill will now send it over to the Senate. There are 18 other states with a similar law.

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