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The Daily Iowan Special Edition

Loaded Debate: Exploring Guns in Iowa

Over the last few years, guns have become increasingly relevant to the Iowa City community while maintaining continued prevalence in the national conversation. In The Daily Iowan’s special edition, reporters and writers across multiple sections explored the topic of guns from a variety of different angles. From political decisions made by state leaders to reactions from the local community, our reporters, editors, photographers, designers, and digital team created a comprehensive package that helps explain where the debate currently stands.


With the topic of guns comes heavy political and opinionated discourse. Three opinions columnists with The Daily Iowan shared their thoughts and feelings on the gun debate. Highlighting the Second Amendment’s influence over legislative power, gun violence as a public health concern, and determining where focus needs to be placed when looking for a solution, the DI columnists explore a number of different perspectives in the gun debate.

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