Iowa prohibits any person from knowingly transferring or acquiring possession, or facilitating the transfer, of a stolen firearm.1
Iowa also prohibits any person from transferring a handgun to a person who does not possess a valid annual permit to acquire a handgun, and from transferring a handgun to a person the transferor knows is prohibited by Iowa’s permitting requirements from acquiring ownership of a handgun.2
Iowa bars any person from giving a false name or presenting false identification, or otherwise knowingly giving false material information to a person one from whom he or she seeks to acquire a handgun.3
Iowa provides that it is a felony to knowingly solicit, persuade, encourage, or entice a licensed firearms dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition “to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances that the person knows would violate the laws of this state or of the United States.”4 Furthermore, it is a felony to knowingly provide “materially false information to a licensed firearms dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition with the intent to deceive the firearms dealer or seller about the legality of a transfer of a firearm or ammunition.”5
Finally, Iowa prohibits any person from making what he or she knows to be a false statement of material fact on an application submitted for a professional or nonprofessional permit to carry a firearm or an annual permit to acquire a handgun, or from submitting what he or she knows to be any materially falsified or forged documentation in connection with these applications.6
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