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January 10, 2013

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However, in the case of Newtown, the shooter stole the guns from his mother. Grassley believes that limiting purchases and other new laws, are not the answer to these issues. 

Wind Energy Tax Credit

The Wind Energy Tax Credit was renewed for a year in the "fiscal cliff" legislation, but Grassley is hopeful that the credit will not be necessary within four years. He believes at that point, the industry will have reached maturity and will no longer need the government aid. New legislation also allows the credit to be extended to those who have a tower under construction by Dec. 31, 2013. Grassley started the tax credit in 1992. 

Medical Marijuana

Grassley has fought to make synthetic marijuana, such as K2, illegal. Recently, states have legalized real marijuana. He has few, if any, objections to use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, but will not support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use until studies have been complete to see if it is a "gateway drug" that leads people to try harder substances. 

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