Republicans in the legislature are resurrecting a proposal to require trigger locks on every gun sold in Iowa. In February, a bill which would have required trigger locks died in a republican-controlled legislative committee. Democrat Governor Tom Vilsack called for the trigger lock mandate during his January “Condition of the State” message — and democrats will use the issue in the fall campaign. Under that election-year pressure, House Republicans intend to debate a bill which would provide a tax credit for Iowans who buy a gun safe — and the G-O-P will attach the trigger lock requirement to that bill. House Speaker Brent Siegrist, a republican from Council Bluffs, admits the issue is an emotional one, but he says recent reports show gun locks aren’t as successful as people might think.But Senate Republicans may never bring up the issue. Senate Republican Leader Stewart Iverson of Dows says laws can’t negate all kid-on-kid shootings.
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