Divided Iowa Legislature Likely To Silence HF 2381

Iowa Capitol

Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES— Yesterday the Iowa House of Representatives passed HF 2381, a bill that adds a section to existing Iowa Code that provides “any person, trust, corporation or other entity may possess a firearm suppressor if the firearm suppressor is registered and possessed in compliance with federal law and regulations.” The vote was 83-16.

“Another bill I am working on is to allow Iowans the opportunity to own a firearm suppressor,” said Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) in a newsletter. “As I have said before, law abiding citizens are just that, law abiding. We should be allowing Iowans to exercise their rights to the greatest degree possible and not be imposing burdensome restrictions on their Constitutional rights.”

“We’ll take a look at that but it’s my plan not to take up any firearm legislation this year,” said State Senator Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids), chairman of the senate judiciary committee, in response to news of the bill’s passing.

So is the cycle in a divided legislature. One chamber proposes, and the other moderates. Here is how house members voted.

HF 2381

HF 2381

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