GOP Lawmaker Wants Amended Gun Laws for Veterans
by Associated Press
January 29, 2013 4:16 PM
A Republican lawmaker wants to make it easier for veterans to purchase certain types of guns in Iowa.
Rep. Dwayne Alons has proposed legislation that would allow veterans to buy pistols and revolvers without getting a permit from a county sheriff. Currently, anyone purchasing those types of firearms must first get a permit.
Alons, of Hull, argued Tuesday at a subcommittee hearing that gun dealers already do background checks, so the additional permit process is unnecessary.