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Iowa has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. The state has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales, and its laws keeping guns away from domestic abusers are incomplete. Iowa is also a Stand Your Ground state, meaning there is no duty to retreat before using lethal force in public.

302 In an average year, 302 people die by guns in Iowa. More at EveryStat.
#33 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

To become a safer state, Iowa can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, enact an Extreme Risk law, and repeal its dangerous Stand Your Ground law.

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Iowa Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Condemn Passage of Public Measure 1, an Extreme Ballot Measure to Undermine Gun Safety

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In Iowa, Gun Safety is on the Ballot This November

Iowa legislators have decimated the state’s gun laws, putting it at #33 on our list of states with strong gun laws. And yet they’re still trying to roll back our laws. Iowa state lawmakers have introduced yet another alarming gun safety measure—this time, a dangerous amendment that will be on… Continue