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Iowa Handgun Permits, Charles Richard Stockner Jan 2016

Iowa Handgun Permits, Charles Richard Stockner

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ABSTRACT

Private gun ownership is fairly common in the United States. Estimates indicate that there are more privately owned guns than people in the U.S. It is estimated that Iowa has more firearms in private hands than all but a few states. Rural county handgun permit to carry rates are two to three times greater than urban rates. This study examines handgun permit to carry rates by Iowa county type. The study asks four questions: (1) Is Iowa handgun carrying explained by a strict rural-urban handgun difference, or is it more complex? (2) If it is more complex than ...


The Modern Court And The Reprisal Of Lochner In Election Law And Campaign Finance, Jeremy Michael Miller Jan 2014

The Modern Court And The Reprisal Of Lochner In Election Law And Campaign Finance, Jeremy Michael Miller

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It has long been debated as to the proper role of the United States Supreme Court in the American political and legal process. This paper focuses on continuing that debate by arguing that the role of the Supreme Court should be limited in the specific realms of election law and campaign finance. By reviewing contemporary Supreme Court cases and scholarly works, I analyzed the Court's actions, and found the Court using legal principles to interfere with the legislative power of creating public policy in the fields of election law and campaign finance. Since Congress is granted certain powers to ...