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Branstad signs gun law

Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 12:30:20-04
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Thursday.
 
The bill includes a "stand your ground" provision, and also allows people with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns into the State Capitol. Minors under 14 will also be able to use a handgun under a parent or guardian's supervision. 
 
Democrats and gun safety advocates were concerned about the "stand your ground" provision, which allows people to use deadly force if they feel their life or safety is at risk. They claim it will lead to racial tension and more gun violence.
 
Parts of the bill go into effect immediately, though most take effect July 1st.