Iowa House Will Consider “Universal” Background Checks, Semi-Auto Ban

posted on February 2, 2017

The Iowa House of Representatives is set to consider two anti-gun bills—both introduced by Democratic state Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, and both punitive to the state’s law-abiding gun owners.

House File 145 would expand background checks to include all transfers and sales of firearms, while House File 157 would prohibit the sale or transfer of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms that proponents of the measure falsely call “assault weapons.” And according to NRA-ILA, “These misguided bills, much like other anti-gun legislation, are aimed at providing a false sense of safety while infringing upon the rights of law-abiding gun owners and those that wish to lawfully purchase a firearm.”

In truth, so-called “universal” background checks do nothing to reduce violent crime, and only affect law-abiding gun owners by entangling them in red tape. Additionally, semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 are the most popular rifles in the country and are seldom used in crime.

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