Iowa subcommittee passes 'constitutional carry' as supporters call permits 'an abomination'

Jane Robinette of Urbandale, who wore an "America Needs Gun Safety" shirt to the hearing, disagreed.

"Is a permit really such an onerous thing to be able to carry something that can kill someone else?" she asked lawmakers after Alexander spoke. She said people need permits to drive and to assemble if they want to demonstrate or hold an event.

"There are things that you do to participate in a community and a permit to acquire something that can kill other people, I don’t think, is that big of a burden," Robinette said.

LEAP Forward is grading both SF 165 and its companion legislation, HF 118 and scoring opposition on both.