Even as some lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have pushed for new gun control measures at the federal level, some state legislators are drafting their own respective laws – some adding new gun control measures while others are seeking to protect the Second Amendment.
In Iowa, Republic Governor Kim Reynolds is now considering a bill that would make handgun carry permits and even background checks on unlicensed sales optional. The bill was approved in the Hawkeye State’s Senate with only Republican support after clearing the House without the backing of a single Democrat.
Last week, Gov. Reynolds had declined to say whether she would sign the legislation.
“I’m waiting for that to come to my desk,” Reynolds said at her weekly news conference as reported by The Des Moines Register. “We’ll do a thorough evaluation, as I always have.”