As I previously mentioned, the Iowa house and senate passed SF2379, which would greatly improve Iowa’s concealed carry law by requiring that sheriffs to issue a permit to carry weapons to all applicants, unless they are subject to certain specific disqualifiers (under the current law, each sheriff can set their own policy, and arbitrarily deny law abiding citizens the right to carry a gun for self defense). However, Iowa Governor Chet Culver has not yet signed this important bill into law:
With just two weeks left for Governor Culver (D) to sign Senate File 2379, anti-gun forces are actively urging Governor Culver to VETO the bill.
Senate File 2379 would make Iowa a “shall issue” concealed carry state and would require sheriffs to issue a permit to carry a concealed weapon to all applicants, unless they are subject to certain specific disqualifiers. Senate File 2379 was a huge victory for gun owners in the Hawkeye State but it won’t become law without the Governor’s support.
Please contact Governor Culver TODAY at (515) 281- 5211 or via email and respectfully urge him to sign this important pro-gun legislation into law.