Iowa gun laws are determined by state legislature and are subject to change regularly. Current gun laws of Iowa also vary depending on the type of gun. As of 2010, Iowa gun laws consisted of a partial child access prevention law, a juvenile possession law, and a juvenile sale and transfer law. Rifles and shotguns did not need permission to purchase, register, license, or carry.
Handguns required a permit to purchase and carry, but did not need to licensed or registered. Other Iowa gun laws include being 21 years of age or older to purchase a gun, having a clean criminal record to purchase a gun, and to not be addicted to drugs, alcohol or any other types of controlled substances. For a complete listing of Iowa state gun laws please visit the official state website.