Iowa Legislature Passes “Shall Issue” Right-to-Carry Legislation! – Contact Iowa Gov. Culver and Urge him to Sign this Legislation Into Law!

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on March 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm
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As reported, the Iowa House of Representatives passed Senate File 2379 by a vote of 81 to 15 and it will now head to Governor Chet Culver (D) for his consideration. SF2379 had previously passed in the Senate by a vote of 44 to 4. This bill is a huge victory for gun owners in the Hawkeye State and reinforces the legislature’s intent to treat the provisions of the Second Amendment as rights, not state-granted privileges.

This NRA-backed bill would change Iowa from a “May-Issue” state to a “Shall-Issue” state. This legislation would require sheriffs to issue a permit to carry weapons to all applicants, unless they are subject to certain specific disqualifiers. This pro-gun legislation would:

* 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 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;
* Provide a means for persons who are prohibited from owning firearms under broad mental health-related disqualifiers and who do not pose a public safety risk to regain their rights;
* Limit the information that can be required of a permit applicant and prevent the application process from being used as a de-facto firearm registration scheme; and
* Until the new system goes into effect on January 1, 2011, you will still be able to obtain a one year permit under the old system.

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Please contact Governor Culver TODAY and respectfully urge him to sign this important legislation into law. Contact information can be found below.

Governor Chet Culver (D)
(515) 281- 5211
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