Public invitation to attend Iowa's "Shall Issue" bill signing.


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Pramunitus
April 27, 2010, 09:01 PM
You are Invited to Attend a Bill Signing Ceremony for Senate File 2379

Standardization of Weapon Permit Process Legislation
Hosted by Governor Chet Culver
Thursday, April 29, 2010
9:00 a.m.
West Terrace
State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa
(Rain Location is First Floor Rotunda)

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rhenriksen
April 28, 2010, 07:52 AM
If I was in-state, I'd definitely show up for that!

Husker_Fan
April 28, 2010, 09:50 AM
I'm very glad you are getting shall issue. Now Iowa will have a more friendly system than Nebraska.

razorback2003
April 29, 2010, 01:25 AM
Congratulations! Now when I drive through there I don't have to unload my pistol and put it in the trunk. I can keep it loaded and carry it on me with my TN Handgun Carry Permit when passing through Iowa on road trips in that part of the country in a few months. Not many states left that my TN permit is not good in...and not many states that I flat out can't possess a handgun in my hotel room....such as New York or Mass (at least I can get a non res Mass carry license if i wanted to go through the hassle).

jbrown50
April 29, 2010, 02:23 PM
http://gazetteonline.com/local-news/public-safety/2010/04/29/culver-signs-bill-making-iowa-shall-issue-gun-permit-state

Culver signs bill making Iowa “shall issue” gun permit state

Posted on Apr 29, 2010 by Rod Boshart.
DES MOINES – Gov. Chet Culver today signed legislation that will make Iowa a “shall issue” state when it comes to county sheriffs issuing permits to acquire or carry a concealed weapon.

“This bill strikes an appropriate balance” between citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms and the need for law enforcement officers to maintain public safety, Culver said.

Under Senate File 2379, county sheriffs would lose much of their discretion in denying concealed weapons permits.

The bill, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2011, would create uniform standards in all 99 counties for issuing permits to carry a concealed weapon in public. It will require sheriffs to issue a permit to carry firearms to all applicants unless they are subject to certain specific disqualifiers.
Under current law, sheriffs can issue or deny permits. There standards vary with some issuing permits to nearly everyone who applies and some denying nearly all applications. Nearly 35,000 Iowans have concealed carry permits, according to lawmakers.

Chris Rager, an Iowa lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, said today’s action signifies the first time in nearly a century that a major step has been taken to enhance the right-to-carry freedoms of Iowans. He said the NRA-backed legislation will allow law-abiding Iowans the right to carry without being subject to the subjective discretion of individual sheriffs, changing Iowa from a “may-Issue” state to a one of 38 “shall-Issue” U.S. states.

Under the bill, Iowans who need to carry a gun for their job could get a permit starting at 18. Otherwise, applicants would have to be 21 to get a non-professional permit. Permits could be denied for alcohol addiction or probable cause based on documentation of past actions that an applicant might use a weapon in a way to endanger himself, others or the public safety. Anyone convicted of misdemeanor assault within the prior three years could be denied a permit. Several other federal and state disqualifiers apply.

The permit fee would increase from $10 to $50 for five years with a $25 renewal fee. Although training would be required to obtain a permit, permit holders could qualify on a firing range to renew their permits.

In addition, this legislation will increase the term of a permit from one year to five years; narrow the disqualifying circumstances for a permit to the federal minimum in most cases, while at the same time further narrowing state-specific disqualifiers; prevent the issuing officer from placing limits on or restricting the scope of a carry permit; ensure that denials, suspensions and revocations of permits would be subject to both administrative and judicial review; grant recognition to all valid out-of-state permits; broaden the types of training that would fulfill the state-mandated training requirement for permit applicants; and remove other over-reaching restrictions on gun owners in Iowa, according to the NRA.
“This is a truly big day,” said Rep. Clel Baudler, R-Greenfield, a retired state trooper who has been working on the issue for 12 years. He called standardization of 99 sets of rules a “fairness issue.”

bowman1962
April 29, 2010, 06:57 PM
I was one of the lucky few to have been issued a Iowa permit after talking to the Sheriff of my county and showing him that I had been issued CCW permits in 2 different states before coming to Iowa.
But it always bothered me that as a transplant I could be issued a permit and the gentleman that ran a local shooting range could not.
Now every LAW ABIDING citizen of this state has the right to take advantage of the 2nd. amendment.

There is still hope for the rest of the country.

Kingcreek
April 30, 2010, 12:05 PM
anybody have a link to the relevant section or some info on the "grant recognition to all valid out-of-state permits" part?
specifically, I'm wondering if my non-res Utah or Florida permit would be recognised. I live in Illinois (I know) but I spend a lot of time in Iowa.

jbrown50
April 30, 2010, 12:56 PM
anybody have a link to the relevant section or some info on the "grant recognition to all valid out-of-state permits" part?
specifically, I'm wondering if my non-res Utah or Florida permit would be recognised. I live in Illinois (I know) but I spend a lot of time in Iowa.
SF2379

http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&ga=83&hbill=SF2379

Sec. 10. NEW SECTION. 724.11A Recognition.
A valid permit or license issued by another state to any
nonresident of this state shall be considered to be a valid
permit or license to carry weapons issued pursuant to this
chapter, except that such permit or license shall not be
considered to be a substitute for an annual permit to acquire
pistols or revolvers issued pursuant to section 724.15.

Pramunitus
May 1, 2010, 06:56 PM
There it is (above). So long as you're not an Iowa resident, if you have a permit/license issued by any state, it will be honored in Iowa effective 1/1/11. Iowa residents must obtain an Iowa permit.

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