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Iowa House committee revives gun bill

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Legislation that would make sweeping changes to Iowa's gun laws has been resurrected in the House, with lawmakers using a separate bill to revive several key provisions.

The House Judiciary Committee voted 19-2 Wednesday for the bill, which would allow suppressors to silence weapons.

An amendment added changes that mirrored a comprehensive gun bill that appeared dead in the Senate, though a provision to remove a de facto three-day waiting period on a permit to acquire a handgun was removed.

The proposed changes would still include a provision that would allow children under age 14 to use a handgun with a parent's supervision.

Senate leadership had indicated it would not support legislation similar to the comprehensive bill, and it's unclear if the compromise Wednesday is different enough.

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