Gov. Branstad Signs New Gun Legislation

Proposed legislation would expand gun rights in Iowa. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans will soon be able to carry guns in more places and have greater leeway in using deadly force to protect themselves.

The new legislation even allows guns to be brought into the State Capitol.

Gov. Terry Branstad signed an omnibus gun bill Thursday morning.

The bill also allows children to shoot handguns while under adult supervision, legalizes short barrel shotguns, and standardizes gun permits statewide.