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Old 02-17-2018, 06:55 PM
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Default Lawmakers hold off gun bill after Florida shooting

DES MOINES — Republican lawmakers in Iowa say they’re not advancing a bill that would have reduced gun permit requirements in the state in part because of a deadly school shooting in Florida.

The Senate judiciary committee agreed Thursday not to vote on a bill that would have repealed a requirement in Iowa to have a permit to acquire a weapon. It also would have made it voluntary to have a permit to carry a weapon. The bill will not advance because of a legislative deadline this week.

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