Iowa governor signs bill letting residents buy, carry guns without permits

Iowa governor signs bill letting residents buy, carry guns without permits
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation into law on Friday lifting some restrictions to buy or carry a handgun in the state for law-abiding citizens.

The NRA-backed legislation named “House File 756” will take effect on July 1 and eliminates the requirement for law-abiding Iowans to obtain a permit to purchase a handgun from private non-licensed sources. Additionally, to carry a weapon, people will no longer need to have a permit as well.

Individuals will still have to follow federal law and go through an instant background check to buy from licensed sellers each time they purchase a gun.

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People who fail to commit to the new law will be charged with a Class D felony, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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