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Iowa does not specifically regulate junk guns or unsafe firearms. However, according to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), Iowa’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate junk guns, as well as promulgate other firearm safety standards.1


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  1. See the Iowa Consumer Frauds statute, Iowa Code § 714.16. For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, Targeting Safety (2001), available at[]