gun control http://iowapublicradio.org en Lawmaker Pushes to Keep Gun Permits Private http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-pushes-keep-gun-permits-private <p></p><p>The names of Iowans who obtain permits to carry a weapon would not be public record under a proposal introduced to a committee in the Iowa House.</p><p>The bill's sponsor, Rep. Matt Windschitl (R - Missouri Valley), is a leading gun rights advocate. He sees keeping private the names of Iowans who get permits to carry or acquire weapons as a matter of public safety.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:50:24 +0000 Clay Masters 14952 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lawmaker Pushes to Keep Gun Permits Private Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-31 <p>President Obama’s second inauguration is less than a week away.</p><p>On this Politics Day, Ben Kieffer gets a preview of the event and expectations for Obama’s second term from political scientists Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College, and Chris Larimer of the University of Northern Iowa.&nbsp; Rachel Caufield of Drake University is in D.C. with several students for the inauguration and are <a href="http://www.DrakeinDC.com">documenting</a> their experiences.</p><p>Also, the debt limit stand-off and the unveiling of the White House’s gun violence proposals.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:34:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 13584 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day The Start Of Iowa's 2013 Legislative Session http://iowapublicradio.org/post/start-iowas-2013-legislative-session <p>It’s opening day for the 2013 legislative session as all of the state’s law makers assemble at the capitol. Clay Masters speaks with House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, live at the Statehouse. They discuss gun laws, the state's surplus, and other issues that may unfold during the upcoming session.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:16:57 +0000 Clay Masters 13472 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Start Of Iowa's 2013 Legislative Session Iowans React to School Shooting http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-react-school-shooting <p></p><p>The Branstad administration as well as school districts all over the state are reacting to Friday’s school shootings in Connecticut.&nbsp;&nbsp; One official&nbsp; is&nbsp; encouraging schools to review their security procedures.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But the governor and key lawmakers aren’t jumping to any conclusions about needed legislation to prevent such a tragedy here. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 02:03:41 +0000 Joyce Russell 12161 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans React to School Shooting