SF374? Anyone know anything about this?2019-03-11T07:37:43-05:00

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  • AvatarANDYFIER
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    SF374 was written to allow use of artificial light for coyote hunting at night. Not a firearms legislation change, but closely related. Does anyone know anything about this? Last I heard it was recommended for approval by a subcommittee. I hope this law change happens.

    Andy

    ECFirearmsECFirearms
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    Looks like it made it out of committee.

    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/billTracking/billHistory?billName=SF%20374&ga=88

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    AvatarTheMini
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    It went in as SF374 and came out as SF537.  It reads as infrared light source only mounted to the weapon or scope.

     

    AvatarANDYFIER
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    Well that would cover NV scopes for rifles.

    scruffyscruffy
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    Looks like it passed the senate (47 yes, 1 no) and will be discussed in the house subcommittee on Monday.  Progress.

    My Christmas list would change if this bill was passed.  😉

    scruffyscruffy
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    Looks like this died, stalled, based on the link above in the thread???  Just checking if anyone else has heard something different?

    Avatarseven twenty
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    Local officer told me previously that IR and NV scopes were legal as they do not “project a beam of light”. Either the officer was wrong or this legislation was just there to put it in writing.

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    As I understand it thermal is legal since no light is emitted.  Night vision scopes are legal when there is no extra IR illumination, ie using only natural ambient light. A night vision scope used with any IR illuminator is not legal since it still emits light even though the light is not visible to the naked eye.

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