This is a discussion on Iowa - who really gets issued? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Okay, I have been out of work in Ohio since March, I have an interview in Iowa next week. If an offer is made I ...
Okay, I have been out of work in Ohio since March, I have an interview in Iowa next week. If an offer is made I will most likely be moving.
Two questions, who really gets issued a permit/license? Any special considerations that will help when I try to get approved?
My other concern pertains to suppressors, I understand SBR, SBS and machine guns are a "no, no" in Iowa - what is the current state of the law in Iowa pertaining to ownership/possession by private citizens in Iowa?
(Really not thrilled with the annually renewable handgun purchase card either)...
Please, if you are not from Iowa, or familiar with Iowa law your comments about other states laws are really "off topic" and while I really wish the position was in TX or FL etc, it isn't.
Thanks for the very fast reply!! and good referral sites.
IowaCarry is a good reference, but it's not always up to date (I now live in a "yellow" county that was originally listed as green when I moved here.Again, it depends on county. As an FYI I'm a certified NRA instructor that's been licensed to carry in multiple states, have multiple training courses completed, my Sheriff is one of our customers and I can't get a permit for "Self Defense"Any special considerations that will help when I try to get approved
Regarding suppressors,Notwithstanding section 724.2, no person is authorized to possess in this state a shotshell or cartridge intended to project a flame or fireball of the type described in this section.
8. Any mechanical device specifically constructed and designed so that when attached to a firearm silences, muffles, or suppresses the sound when fired. However, this subsection does not apply to a mechanical device possessed and used by a person solely for the purpose of shooting a deer pursuant to an approved city special deer population control plan if the person has a valid federal permit to possess and use the mechanical device.If you have your carry permit, you don't need the purchase permit.(Really not thrilled with the annually renewable handgun purchase card either)...
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Clinton Co - right up against IL...
can't seem to win on location - other than it is a green county on their map - meaning as of the last update the sheriff was more friendly towards issue.
If I get this one I will have to put my class III stuff on the market in a hurry...
Recent news here in Iowa is that the NRA is taking up the fight for the shall issue rights that Iowa Carry has been pushing for. The green-yellow-red county map and 99 different County Sheriff's issuing policies based on their personal opinion may soon be coming to an end.
It is hoped that this year will bring to the citizens of Iowa a new set of laws with true state-wide shall issue standards that are more in line with the laws of many other states.
"The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree..."
Nunn v. State GA 1848
724.11 Issuance of permit to carry weapons.
Applications for permits to carry weapons shall be made to the sheriff of the county in which the applicant
resides. Applications from persons who are nonresidents of the state, or whose need to go armed arises out of
employment by the state, shall be made to the commissioner of public safety. In either case, the issuance of
the permit shall be by and at the discretion of the sheriff or commissioner,
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It is a tad odd that Polk County is Green and Story County is yellow. I can't quite wrap my mind about any logic for that.
If anything, I would think it might go the other way around.
There are lots of "anomalies" if you look at that map.
It is just weird. If you live in Polk County (Northern end) you are in Green, but
Boone which is mostly rural save for Boone is Yellow?
And what's with Jasper county being surrounded by Green but it is Red.
I've loved Iowa ever since I was a student there more than 40 years back, but this map sure shows some goofy stuff.
Today, thanks to a great deal of work and pressure, there are 39 "shall issue" states. Unfortunately, Iowa is NOT one of them. It still employs a "who do you know" system of passing out Constitutional rights. Disgraceful.
It is a fine place with fine people, and generally better governance than you will find elsewhere in the US.
There's a common belief that Iowa is a place made up of rural "hicks." No way. Highly educated people with good values and old fashioned dedication to farming. A state that can produce two long term US Senators as diametrically different as Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley, is if nothing else---- distinctly well balanced.
It's definitely goofy, but it's all about the Sheriff's, geography has nothing to do with it. It all boils down to which Sheriff is pro gun and which ones are anti gun. Note I did not say "self defense" or "shall issue" as there are some that claim to be pro gun and beat their chest over their "history of issuing permits" for this and that but not self defense, they claim to be pro-gun, but really aren't.