Earlier today Governor Branstad signed HF 517 into law. He
said he would pass it if crossed his desk and now he has. The
Stand Your Ground Bill is now law in Iowa.
We no longer have to retreat when faced with a threat. The law
also states that going armed with intent cannot be presumed
just from the carrying or concealment of a firearm.
Citizens can now carry their handgun in and around any capital
building if they have the permit.
HB 517 also restricts the state of emergency powers in that
the state can’t stop, prohibit, regulate, or curtail the legal
possession of firearms or ammunition nor confiscate them.
The bill also gives the parents the right to determine when
their children are ready to learn firearm safety with parental
HB 517 also restricts the release of information on holders of
nonprofessional carry permits. County Sheriffs will be required
to keep said information confidential.
It also legalizes the use of short barreled rifles and more
changes to the laws regarding concealed carry.
There are some of the changes we may post more a latter date.
That’s the update, enjoy the rest of our Thursday.
Comments are always welcome.