Iowa Gun Owners recent update regarding our mail campaign (from this previous post) IGO alert 1/13/10. And an update on the Vermont-style-carry bill currently at the statehouse - House File 596 and Senate File 743.
Our bill currently has 24 co-sponsors in the House, nine in the Senate, and is causing a major stir at the Capitol amongst anti-gun politicians and even amongst a few "pro-gun" politicians who can't fathom a law that allows you to carry a weapon without a permit! Of course, this is already the law in Vermont, Alaska, and most of Montana - and these are some of the safest states anywhere in the country.Also at the statehouse is a bill that would allow private sales of handguns in Iowa. Currently a permit to purchase is required of the buyer or the sale is illegal and both the buyer and the seller have committed a crime.
Iowa is one of only 14 states that requires law abiding citizens to get government permission to buy and sell handguns between private parties for self-defense.That's the gist of the alert, but you can read more at: Iowa Gun Owners E-mail Alert, January 26, 2010
In most of the rest of the nation you and I can legally sell handguns between ourselves, provided that none of us are felons, without a permit. Not so in Iowa.
This bill is being sponsored in both chambers and already we have 14 cosponsors in the House!