The only Independent member of the Iowa Senate, David Johnson of Ocheyedan, is urging lawmakers not to approve a gun rights bill that will allow anyone with a permit to be armed at the Iowa Statehouse.
The provision is part of a wide-ranging NRA-backed bill that has passed the House and awaits debate by the full Senate.
At a statehouse news conference, Johnson held up his own weapons permit, which he says shows he supports the second amendment.
“This is my concealed carry permit,” Johnson said. “I do have that.”