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Multiple Gun Law Reform Bills Pass Iowa House
Ammoland ^ | 27 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 02/28/2016 5:52:06 AM PST by marktwain

Iowa State Capitol Building

Multiple gun law reform bills are advancing in Iowa. Just before noon on 23 February, 2016, the House had accomplished the following:

HF2279 Hearing Protection Act – Removes ban on gun mufflers. Approved in the Senate last year, did not clear the House. Today, passed the House 74-24.
From iowafcorg:

 Iowa is one of just nine states in the entire country that prohibits its citizens from owning a firearms suppressor. Despite how they’re portrayed by Hollywood and gun control advocates suppressors do not silence a firearm. In reality they cut the noise signature of a gunshot by approximately 20-25%. While this doesn’t eliminate the noise of a gun shot (as many would have you believe) it does lower it enough that the ear damaging effects to the shooter and those around them are reduced by a significant margin. Many European countries require gun owners to own suppressors as a common courtesy to those around them.

HF 2280 Removes power to suspend Second Amendment rights  during an emergency.  Passed the House, 67 – 31

This bill would prohibit the confiscation of firearms, ammunition, and other Second Amendment rights during a “disaster emergency proclamation” or “public disorder” declared by the governor, or any other state official, or any community within the State of Iowa. In essence this bill would keep Hurricane Katrina style confiscation of firearms from happening in Iowa.

HF 2281 Removal of a ban on parents teaching children about handguns under supervision. Passed the House 62-36
Here is the relevant portion:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunlaw; ia; iowa
Five bills passed the house with little opposition. Now to see how they do in the Senate.
1 posted on 02/28/2016 5:52:06 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
All wonderful news but...

...I, for one, will not be happy until all state and federal authorities comply with the 2nd amendment as written:

...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

I would hope that they already know the definition of the word 'infringe'.

2 posted on 02/28/2016 6:05:20 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Why do we give our hearts to the past? And why must we grow up so fast?)
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To: marktwain

Yippee, maybe we Iowans will finally get to pay the same, $200 FEE everyone else pays to the Nanny State for the privilege of buying a suppressor.

We The Sheeple!

3 posted on 02/29/2016 10:57:04 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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