Gun deaths surge in Iowa ahead of loosened handgun restrictions | TheHill (Me: collective self-delusion about public safety and guns will kill more innocent people)

Under the new law, Iowans do not have to get a gun permit or undergo safety training before carrying a gun into public places, including grocery stores and malls. They will still be required to pass a federal background check if they are purchasing from gun retailers, but not if they purchase from private sellers.

“We will never be able to outlaw or prevent every single bad actor from getting a gun, but what we can do is ensure law-abiding citizens have full access to their constitutional rights while keeping Iowans safe,” Reynolds said of the law in April.

The group Iowa Gun Owners, which pressured Reynolds to sign the bill, called it “a monumental advancement in Second Amendment freedom for law abiding Iowans who are sick of being tracked, traced, and registered like criminals, just to carry a gun.”

Source: Gun deaths surge in Iowa ahead of loosened handgun restrictions | TheHill