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United States

1 January 2011

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans seeking gun permits -- and those who already have them -- face fewer restrictions under a state law that went into effect Saturday. The new law limits the discretion local sheriffs previously had in denying the weapon permits without explanation. Now, sheriffs can only deny applications for specific reasons, such as a prior criminal record or drug and alcohol addiction, and must provide a written explanation. The law also allows permit... (

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