In an effort to minimize gun rated violence some jurisdictions (like Chicago) are tightening their gun control laws and others, like Iowa, are recognizing the importance of an armed citizenry and taking legislative action supporting the Second Amendment.
The Iowa House of Representatives just approved a new gun bill that expands the allowable use of deadly force, creates a new stand-your-ground provision, and allows citizens to sue local governments that impose weapons restrictions in the event of an incident where they were not able to adequately protect themselves as a result of the restriction.
According to news channel kcci.com:
The legislation would allow people to use deadly force anywhere if they believe such force was necessary to avoid injury or risk to one’s life or safety. Similar legislation in other states has gained national attention over its effect on gun-related violence.
The Republican-controlled chamber voted to approve the bill 58-39 on Tuesday, mostly along party lines. The bill now heads to the GOP-majority Senate, where it has significant support.
The bill would also allow children under age 14 to use handguns with parental supervision and allow weapons on the Capitol grounds.”