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Bill would let active-duty military buy guns without permits

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An Iowa legislative panel has unanimously approved a measure that would let active duty members of the military buy handguns without going through the usual permit process.

A three-member House subcommittee approved the bill Monday and it now will go to the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Currently, any person buying a handgun must first obtain a permit, meet certain requirements and pay an annual fee. The bill would allow active duty members of the military to skip this process.

Republican Rep. Dwayne Alons, of Hull, says the bill would align Iowa's law with 37 other states that let active duty members of the military buy firearms without permits.

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