Quote from the bottom of the article:
“The process for buying guns from federally licensed dealers doesn’t change and still requires background checks.”
So, Iowans still have to have background checks, huh? You wouldn’t know it from these quotes at the top of the article:
“Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Friday that will make handgun carry permits and background checks on unlicensed sales optional in Iowa.”
“As of July 1, people can buy handguns from private non-licensed sources such as websites, gun shows and individuals without a permit or background check.”
“Currently 22 states have laws that require background checks for all handgun sales at the point of sale and/or as part of a permit requirement, including Iowa for now.”
“By ending the permit and background requirements, the state will no longer check to ensure a person obtaining a gun from a non-licensed seller or those carrying a gun aren’t disqualified from ownership due to past felonies or abuses.”
And the real lie, by implying that mass murder is a result of eliminating background checks is:
“The bill passed the Iowa Senate with Republican votes only on March 22 at the same [time] as a man was shooting customers at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who bought the Ruger AR-556 he used six days before the attack, is facing murder charges.”
Turns out that Mr Alissa passed a background check when he purchased that gun. So background checks don’t prevent mass murder. In fact, the only thing they DO prevent is: they prevent law-abiding citizens from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights in a timely manner if their name is common, and they are falsely flagged initially.
Always read to the bottom. The media will lie, but, for now, they still feel some compulsion to tell you the truth somewhere in the article.