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“’It’s going to help save the hearing of Iowans that are involved in firearms and shooting, and it’s going to create jobs in our state,’ said Brownells CEO Pete Brownell.” That was Pete’s take as he watched Iowa Governor Terry Branstad affix his signature to a new law legalizing suppressors in the Land of Pork and Corn. “’This is something that certainly commonly used in other parts of the country,’ said Branstad. ‘I don’t see why Iowa shouldn’t have the same opportunity.’” Well said, Governor. Well said.

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28 Responses to Gov. Terry Branstad Signs Bill Legalizing Suppressors in Iowa

  1. Good for them! Pet peeve though- the gov’t can never ‘legalize’ or ‘allow’ anything, they can only restrict or ease restriction.

  2. WHAT? HUH? Maybe Illinois will follow suit(or keep thinkin’ only Al Capone has a silencer)…

    • I’m afraid it’s going to take another court decision to make it happen in Illinois. King Madigan isn’t going to let the current bill out of committee as far as I can tell. So one person is once again denying Illinoisans their constitutional right to something, and will suffer no consequences for his action.

  3. Illinois is now completely surrounded by states with no suppressor prohibition.
    Sort of like we were surrounded a few years ago by states with concealed carry laws.

    My guess is our legislature will someday provide a way to own suppressors. It will involve an application, fingerprints and a $150 non-refundable application fee. There will also be a couple dozen “suppressor prohibited areas” written into the law.

    • Guess what: the retards in Springfield will just allow suppressors on private land only. No way would they allow them on public hunting land (the little there is in Illinois) and that would suck for me. I don’t have enough land to hunt on otherwise I would care about suppressors more

      • I know it’s beside the point, but can you use centerfire to hunt in ILL? I thought it was muzzle-loader/shotgun only?

    • Completely surrounded now, huh? Great. Now every 1980s T.V. assassin from “Magnum, P.I.” to “Murder, She Wrote” is going to buy his silencer under the surrounding states’ lax gun laws, then make a beeline for Chicago to commit murder; shaking that idyllic city to its foundation. Way to go, Iowa.

  4. Well, this is good news and bad news.
    Good news for Iowans.
    The bad? The wait time just increased. Again.

  5. Brownells = Amazon.com for POTG.

    So impressive what Pete and his father Frank have built. Not like Cabela’s that just sells stuff…Brownells had in-house video “how-to” content and quality customer service on the website for years. They rock.

    • Unfortunately, living in Iowa, I have to pay sales tax if I buy from Brownells, so it’s usually Midway for me.

      • If you’re in Grimes (or close by), would in-store pickup save you some coin?

        I’ve never been there … do they retail space? Or, is it just pickup only?

        • Grinnell. They originally had a store but it hadn’t been around for a while, BUT, the new store just opened on the 30th. Check out the video from channel 8.

  6. Well, good job Gov. I guess I’ll refrain from calling him a RINO for the next couple of weeks. Although it would have been hard to veto with 22 Democrats in the state senate voting for the bill.

    Now, who makes the best silencer for my GP100?

  7. Yay, yay yay, fuk him n all them othet mother fckers. I passed a bill, oh holy holy, I passed a bill on a right we allready had. The government giveth and the government taketh away.

  8. Oh. Fook supressors, n fck em again. Moneyvmoneymoney.,fuk yur supressor bullsht. Dont you guys fall into this crap. If your rifle goes from moa to 1-/2. Then good ,but it wont.

  9. Grats to the first from the 6 nfa branch groups.
    Still a lot work to do.

    Now it s very interested what state follow it next if it comes to the anti and the communistic hardliner states ……

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