Gun Laws in Iowa

State Law Background

Among other things, Iowa:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

Iowa does not, however:

In addition, pursuant to a law enacted in 2010, Iowa no longer affords local law enforcement discretion in issuing concealed carry permits.

In 2017, Iowa had the tenth lowest gun death rate among the states. Although Iowa supplies crime guns to other states at a lower rate than the national average, the state still exports more crime guns than it imports.

Iowa Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Iowa, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.