Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R)
Signs Constitutional Carry

By Dean Weingarten. April 12, 2021

Iowa has become the 18th state to restore Constitutional Carry. Vermont has always had Constitutional Carry, so Iowa becomes the 19th member of the Constitutional Carry club. Three members, Utah, Montana, and Iowa, have been added in 2021, so far. Tennessee is expected to join shortly.

On Friday, 2 April, Governor Kim Reynolds (R) of Iowa, signed bill HF 756 into law. The bill was delivered to Governor Reynolds earlier in the day. Realistically, she could not have signed it any earlier. Governor Reynolds released this gracious statement with the signing of the bill:

"Today I signed legislation that protects the 2nd Amendment rights of Iowa's law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals. This law also takes greater steps to inform law enforcement about an individual's mental illness helping ensure firearms don't end up in the wrong hands. 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." - Gov. Kim Reynolds

The slogan on the great seal of Iowa seems particularly appropriate: WE PRIZE OUR LIBERTIES AND OUR RIGHTS WE WILL MAINTAIN. A citizen-soldier holding a musket is prominently featured on the seal, created in 1847. The bill will become effective on 1 July, 2021 .....

Gradually, but far too slowly, more states are enacting this needed legislation - sadly as yet, too many have not and some of course it can be assumed will never get even close. In this current climate of attempted draconian increases in 'gun control' however, it is something at least to see even a slow trend towards sensibility and recognition of rights in this area.


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