Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Current Gun Bills at the Statehouse, 1/25/11

NO RIGHT TO RETREAT: would allow people to shoot to kill to defend themselves, without first trying to flee under House Study Bill 7

NO PERMIT NEEDED: Iowans would be able to skip the permit-to-carry process altogether under House Study Bill 16.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS: The process to amend the state constitution to enshrine the right to keep and bear arms would begin under House Study Bill 17.

GUNS AND STATE EMERGENCIES: State officials could not confiscate lawfully-possessed firearms during a state of public disorder or disaster emergency proclamation under House Study Bill 18.

NO STRICTER GUN LAWS IN CITIES OR COUNTIES: Cities and counties couldn’t pass an ordinance, resolution or any rule after April 4 that prevents people with a legal permit to carry a gun from bringing their weapon onto public properties, under House Study Bill 19.

Gun Bills at the Statehouse

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