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 See our Firearm Relinquishment policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

Under a law enacted in 2010, an Iowa state court that enters a judgment of conviction for a domestic violence misdemeanor or issues a domestic violence protective order and finds that the subject of the order or conviction is in possession of any firearm or ammunition must order the person to surrender the firearm or ammunition. For more information on the surrender of firearms by domestic violence abusers, see the Iowa Domestic Violence & Firearms section. Iowa has no similar law requiring the surrender of firearms by convicted felons or other individuals prohibited from possessing firearms.