Iowa Senate approves amendment to expand gun rights

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DES MOINES (KCRG) - The Iowa Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to expand gun rights in the state.

KCCI reportsthe Senate voted to change the wording in the state constitution, saying "right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Critics have said gun safety laws are more likely to be challenged and possibly overturned in court because of this.

A constitutional amendment in Iowa must be approved in two consecutive legislative sessions and then by a majority of voters.

If Democrats gain control of either legislative chamber before the election, then the plan would most likely get blocked.