1. A person who knowingly transfers or acquires possession, or who facilitates the transfer, of a stolen firearm commits:

 a. A class “D” felony for a first offense.
 b. A class “C” felony for second and subsequent offenses or if the weapon is used in the commission of a public offense.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 724.16A

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • felony: means any offense punishable in the jurisdiction where it occurred by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, but does not include any offense, other than an offense involving a firearm or explosive, classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of the state and punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less. See Iowa Code 724.25
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. However, this section shall not apply to a person purchasing stolen firearms through a buy-back program sponsored by a law enforcement agency if the firearms are returned to their rightful owners or destroyed.