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Gun deaths in Iowa at record levels just as state removes permit requirement to carry weapons



This news story was published on July 1, 2021.
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DES MOINES – Gun deaths in Iowa are at record levels, state officials say, just as the state is making it easier for citizens to carry the weapons.

The Des Moines Register reported this morning that “a record 353 Iowa residents died from gunshot wounds in 2020, including 263 suicides and 85 homicides.”  The information was from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Today, a new law in Iowa allowing citizens to purchase and carry a handgun takes effect. Some say that being armed makes them safe, while other disagree, saying more guns will lead to more shooting incidents. The good news is, according to bulletsafe.com, in Iowa, anyone can purchase and use a bulletproof vest, unless he or she has been convicted of a felony. Bulletproof vests and all other body armor can be purchased online or face-to-face.

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35 Responses to Gun deaths in Iowa at record levels just as state removes permit requirement to carry weapons

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Sadly, I know too many ordinary Biden voters who still believe all the lies that the mainstream media tells them, despite what they see with their own eyes. They have been so brainwashed that it has become a religion.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2021 at 9:06 am

      They should follow Jimmy Jones then

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2021 at 10:08 am

      Happy 4th of July, bot! Ain’t freedom grand?

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Democraps want fear–and they want mayhem ! This is the way to intimidate the population –and cause us to lose focus on their destruction of our freedoms–and their plundering of our economy !

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:54 am

    It truly no longer matters what the leftists say, we have seen what they have been doing, and know they need to be stopped at any cost. Wars were fought over less than what they have done within then 6 months. If we let them control the Government for 4 years we will no longer be a free nation.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Democraps were the ones that called for defunding the police. They can’t lie their way out of it.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2021 at 10:34 am

      It’s not the police who need to be retrained, it’s the public. We have grown into a mouthy, mobile phone wielding, vulgar, uncivil society with no personal responsibility and the attitude of ‘it’s the other person’s fault’, ‘you owe me’. A society where children grow up with no boundaries or knowledge or concern for civil society and personal responsibility.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2021 at 10:23 pm

        We have grown into EXACTLY what the Communist, I mean Democratic party wanted.
        Now, they will start the bullshit line of, “We need to restrict these rights to curtail the on going violence and civil disorder. We need to establish Marshal law till we have everything under control.”

        It’s easy to vote away your rights. It takes quite a fight to get them back.

        • Cletus Reply Report comment

          July 5, 2021 at 10:59 pm

          Is this going to be like the one in Obama’s term? I still have my Obama the Anti-Christ tee shirt. Should I wear it? I sure hope you guys is right about this cuz I was pi**ed off that nothing happened.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Democraps don’t care how many people they see killed, beaten, lose their businesses to looting and burning or die from more and more fetanyl coming over our border. All they want is to do is get total control of the masses and turn us into a Communist China.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Gun Stores are selling out in both firearms and ammo all over.
    Anyone with a shred of common sense wouldn’t trust this administration.
    Especially after he threatened to use the air force and nuclear weapons on US citizens. In my eyes that constitutes treason against the United States of America citizens !!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2021 at 8:49 am

      Ha ha ha. You’re a moron.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2021 at 9:04 am

        And you voted for O’Biden

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 4, 2021 at 1:54 pm

          I’d vote for a rock before I’d vote for trump. Biden was the least offensive candidate by a country mile and I suspect most of the 80 million who voted for him felt the same way.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Like his old gun grabbing boss Obama, Biden is not to be trusted. Both are anathema to the second amendment. People with a modicum of common sense know what their agenda really is and they are buying guns and ammunition. Never forget FAST AND FURIOUS!

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:45 am

    The only reason liberals don’t like this law is because it will stop their take over of the country.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Do you people even know that where ever this law has been put in personal attack crime has been reduced by 90%. In Texas where no one was ever assaulted. When everyone can protect themselves it really makes criminals and Democrats think before they act.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2021 at 6:50 am

    You can’t talk logic to idiot liberals !!

    Chicago
    Baltimore
    San Francisco
    Detroit
    New York City

    All run by DEMOCRATS all with the strictest gun laws !!

    ALL CRIME INFESTED SHIT HOLES

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2021 at 8:19 am

      They don’t have the strictest gun laws. Besides, they wouldn’t have as many murders if the NRA and their Republican lapdogs hadn’t induced the gun industry to produce so many guns. Gangs have modern weapons that make killing people easy. Perhaps if RepublicQns cared about Black and Brown people, there wouldn’t be as much lawlessness in the big cities as there is now.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2021 at 7:38 am

        Get off that crap. Caring about themselves should be their first step. We are not responsible for their mistakes and you are one of them.

      • J. Edgar Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2021 at 9:02 am

        NRA and Republicans induced the gun industry to produce guns….free enterprise called supply and demand, kinda like the cartels and drugs, go after them

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 4, 2021 at 1:58 pm

          They induced people to buy guns by preaching fear. Still doing it. Fear the socialists, fear the Mexicans, fear the Muslims, fear the immigrants, fear the Chinese but Russia and North Korea are our friends.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    You people seem to assume the legal owners and carriers of legal firearm’s are somehow the problem. You really thing the last little drive by shooting over by west park in mason city was committed by legal gun owning adult’s? I think half the town knows the story on that one by now. It is not going to be the wild west. Don’t be so hysterical. Some ppl will carry for a while and then they will stop the ppl who been carrying and had permits will continue to do what they do. The most that will come of this is one of you hoplohobic Karen’s calling the cops on some open carry jackass. Crime isn’t going to skyrocket, ppl aren’t going to be suddenly compelled to do anything different. You must be totally IGNORANT to the amount of carry permits issued in this state prior to this law lol. Calm down.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2021 at 8:08 am

    85 homicides = less than 1 per county – also suicides will be easier because of all the fentanyl coming in from our ccp controlled open southern border. We like KIM she has common sense unlike the lieing liberals.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2021 at 10:18 am

      You should wipe that orange Kool Aid mustache off you lip.

    • Monogamous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      Guns do not kill people .
      People with guns kill people

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2021 at 3:29 am

    were headed back to the days of the wild west where most everyone had a gun on their hip!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2021 at 7:39 am

      Good, stupid people like you probably won’t make it.

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2021 at 3:10 am

    another stupid govenors new law. wait it will be changed back when a no-nonsense gov gets in office.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2021 at 7:40 am

      If your talking about a Democrat you can blow it out your ass. Won’t happen. We are going to run all communists out of the state.

  15. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    No one with any crimes involving violence (even not involving a gun) on their record should be allowed to buy or own guns. Anyone who suffers from mental illness should not be able to own guns- this said by a PTSD sufferer. I’m all for gun ownership but these new laws IA has been passing is downright insane.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2021 at 4:12 pm

      So someone with a non felony charge for a fight from their teen years should somehow not be allow to own a gun? Pretty dumb. You’re basing this off of your own experience that you should not own a gun because you can’t be trusted not to cause harm? Closed minded to assume everyone is just like you. Mental illness? That’s a very general term anymore. Could be applied to almost anyone anymore.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        An assault from teen years won’t be on their record. Seems you’re basing your opinions on pure gun-toting desire. I’m all for everyone’s right to free speech, including yours, but when you decide to attack someone else’s opinion because it doesn’t coincide with yours it proves how closed minded YOU are. You haven’t made any point with any facts to use for debate, not one.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2021 at 10:39 pm

      In order to purchase a gun from a federal firearms licensed dealer (FFL), a consumer must provide identification and pass a federal background check using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ 4473 form.

      The first page of the document requires basic information, including the buyer’s full name, address, sex, birthday and ethnicity. A Social Security number is encouraged, but not required.

      The form also asks the buyer about criminal background, immigration status and mental health — information that could result in a consumer being denied. Those questions include:

      Have you ever been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime for which the judge could have imprisoned you for more than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence including probation?

      Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug or any other controlled substance?

      Have you been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions?

      Have you ever been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?

      Lying on the federal form is a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
      That penalty is also listed at the top of the form.