Skip to comments.Numerous Gun Law Reforms Pass Iowa Senate, No Constitutional Carry
Posted on 04/11/2017 6:42:22 AM PDT by marktwain
The Iowa Omnibus gun law reform bill is close to passing the legislature, and is likely to be signed by Governor Branstad.
From the desmoinesregister.com:
House File 517, which has already passed the Iowa House, was approved on a 33-17 vote. Because the bill was amended, it must return to the House. But House Republican leaders are expected to accept the changes, which means it will likely be headed soon to Gov. Terry Branstad, who is expected to sign it.
House File 517 is a weapons law reform bill. The authors of the bill appear to have searched through various weapons laws enacted in the United States in the last several decades. They looked for the best features of the laws that have worked elsewhere. When they found them, they incorporated them into this bill. There are a couple of twists unique to Iowa. The bill was introduced on March 3rd, 2017. It was passed by the House on March 7th, 58-39. It was passed by the Senate on April 4th, 33-17.
The bill covered so many reforms that amendments and wording changes were likely. Here is an overview of the amended bill that passed the Senate. The most prominent change was the removal of Constitutional Carry from the bill. However, there are many significant changes incorporated in HF 517.
The bill removes the Iowa ban on short barreled rifles and shotguns, in favor of federal law. Possession of short barreled rifles and shotguns become a violation of state law only if it is a violation of federal law.
House File 517 makes clear that presumption of evil intent is not to be inferred from the mere act of being armed. From iowa.gov
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Too bad they took out Constitutional Carry.
Have not read the entire bill but it looks like you can be over the DUI limit IN YOUR HOUSE and not be charged with possession of a weapon or a legitimate DGU situation.
When does Branstad set sail for China ?
Saw on an cop reality show (think it was an old 2008 COPS) this non-citizen guy drunk, he and his friends shooting in the back yard of a suburban neighborhood house. He seemed shocked that he was being arrested even though he readily admitted he was drunk and shooting in the back yard.