Skip to comments.Iowa Governor Branstad Signs Gun Law Modernization
Posted on 04/18/2017 9:32:40 AM PDT by marktwain
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a comprehensive bill, HF 517, to modernize Iowa's gun laws on Thursday, 14 April, 2017.
The reforms had been bottled up for years by a few legislators, mostly Democrats, that were voted out of office last year. An archaic provision prevented children form receiving safety training for handguns.
One of the provisions of the bill that took effect immediately allows children below the age of 14 to handle pistols or revolvers under the supervision of an adult parent, guardian or instructor which directly affected the Gibson sisters ages 13 and 11.
I think the parents should at least teach their kids safety so nothing bad happens out there, Meredith Gibson said after receiving one of the pens the governor used to sign the bill into law.
I am very honored to sign House File 517 into law, Branstad told the assembled group of supporters. I know this is an important and significant piece of legislation for people that support the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Another provision of the bill will ensure that gun laws are consistent across the state. This part of the bill prevents local governments from enacting laws that are more restrictive than state laws. Most states have a version of this of preemption for firearm laws.
Here is a list of other reforms placed into law by the bill.
The bill removes the Iowa ban on short barreled rifles and shotguns, in favor of federal law. Possession of short barreled rifles and shotguns will be a violation of state law only if it is a violation of federal law.
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I thought he had been appointed Ambassador to China? Is he finishing out his term first?
He has not been confirmed in the Senate yet.
The Establishment dragging their feet is having an effect.
Using this “logic” does providing kids with sex ed make them potential pron stars and prostitutes?
Yes, but many leftists have no problem with that.
GMTA. I was just thinking that if the liberals continue to insist that kids in “Head Start” and kindergarten be taught about how to have sex, sexual deviancy and how to determine the gender that they think they are, we should also be teaching them firearms safety.
Removes Iowa ban on short barreled.............subject to fed laws.
Short-barreled muzzleloading blackpowder shotguns, in contrast, are not illegal by federal law and require no tax-stamped permit, although they may be illegal under state law. As with all NFA regulated firearms, a new tax stamp must be purchased before every transfer. Inter-state transfers must be facilitated through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) while intrastate transfers may be between two persons.
In the US, shotguns originally manufactured without shoulder stocks (and thus not legally shotguns), with a total length under 26 inches, are classified as an “Any Other Weapon” by the BATFE and have a $5 transfer tax, if they are manufactured by a maker possessing the appropriate Class 2 Special Occupational Taxpayer Federal Firearms License. In order to convert an existing shoulder-stocked shotgun to a short-barreled shotgun or an existing pistol-grip-only shotgun to an “Any Other Weapon”, a private citizen must pay the standard $200 NFA tax.
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