GOP state senator opposes “red flag” gun law in Iowa | State


DES MOINES — A Republican state senator said Thursday he opposes any version of “red flag gun seizure” legislation at the state level.

“Passage of ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation is the wrong approach as it allows for law-abiding Iowans to be stripped of their firearms and their Second Amendment freedoms before ever being convicted of an underlying crime,” Sen. Jake Chapman of Adel said in a statement.

His position puts him at odds with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from New Hartford, who told a firearms-themed fundraiser in Denison on Monday that gun owners should back “red flag” laws and other measures to help prevent mass shootings such as the two that killed more than 30 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last weekend.




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