Push to put gun rights in Iowa Constitution renewed

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — House Republicans are continuing their effort to amend the state constitution to add the right to bear arms.

Lawmakers debated the proposal in a House subcommittee Thursday. They did not vote to move the measure forward, instead pledging to have more discussions. The proposal from House Republicans would add language to the Iowa Constitution stating that the right to “acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms to defend life and liberty” cannot be denied.

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