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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Iowa.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 December
Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Iowa
Generally, a person must be 18 years of age to possess a rifle or shotgun or ammunition for those firearms, and age 21 to possess a handgun and handgun ammunition. A parent, guardian, spouse age 18 or older, or another with the express consent of the minor's parent or guardian or spouse who is at least age 18 may allow a minor to possess a rifle or shotgun and ammunition for lawful use.
A parent or guardian or spouse who is age 21 or older, of a person between the ages of 14 and 21 may allow the minor to possess a handgun or handgun ammunition for any lawful purpose while under the direct supervision of the parent, guardian or spouse, or while the person receives instruction in the proper use of a handgun from an instructor age 21 or older, with the consent of the parent, guardian or spouse…
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