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FIREARM LAWS &REGULATIONS

IOWA
CONCEALED CARRY

In Iowa, no permit is required to carry a concealed handgun.
Must be 21 years of age.

OPEN CARRY

No permit is required to open carry a handgun or long gun.
Must be 21 years of age.

MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY

No regulations on having guns and firearms in your car or vehicle (exceptions include public highways).

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS

NFA weapons are not allowed in Iowa, with very few exceptions.

HUNTING

Firearm regulations vary per hunting season. Consult your local authorities.

FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES

No requirement for firearms to be registered.
No permit required for firearms.
Must be 21 years of age to buy a handgun.
Background check is required when purchasing from a gun dealer.
There is no limit to the number of firearms purchased at one time.

AMMUNITION REGULATIONS

Handguns – must be 21 to buy ammo.
Long Guns – must be 18 to buy ammo.
Detonating and exploding bullets are unlawful.

OTHER

Other Info

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