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Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority of Iowans Support Current Law, Reject Gun Lobby’s Push to Repeal Background Check Law and Endanger Public Safety
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released a new poll paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund showing that an overwhelming majority of Iowans believes that people should be required to pass a criminal background check before purchasing a firearm.
The poll comes one month after the Iowa House passed H.F. 527, a dangerous bill that would repeal the criminal background check requirement for private handgun sales in Iowa. The bill’s backers have said H.F. 527 would increase the number of background checks that gun buyers undergo, but the Des Moines Register determined these claims to be “false,” and based on “questionable logic.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs