Iowa's Changing Gun Laws: Risks vs. Rights?

Jul 19, 2010

Big changes are on the way for Iowa's gun laws. Starting in January, Iowa sheriffs lose the right to deny gun permits, unless the applicant has been convicted of a felony or aggravated assault. The new law will also loosen restrictions on weapons training, how long a permit lasts, and the out-of-state permits accepted in Iowa. Altogether, the changes have left some sheriffs concerned for their counties' safety.