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    New Iowa law effective Jan. 1, 2011

    Does any one have any info on Iowa's new CCW law that takes effect the first of January? It appears that they are going to become a part of the real world and recognize permits form other states.

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    New law

    They will honor any other state's permit issued to a non-resident of IA.

    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.

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    thanks

    I scanned through the attachment but did not see any thing about notification when contacted by a LEO. I probably just missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by husker View Post
    thanks

    I scanned through the attachment but did not see any thing about notification when contacted by a LEO. I probably just missed it.
    Not required by law.

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    Notification is not requried under the current law and don't believe it was changed with the new law that goes into effect Saturday

    I always like to check Handgunlaw.us for laws on other states. They are aware of the new law and will update Iowa's page http://handgunlaw.us/states/iowa.pdf when they go into effect.

    Here is a FAQ page for the DPS http://www.dps.state.ia.us/asd/SF2379_FAQ.pdf

    From the page above..
    QUESTION: If I am stopped by a law enforcement officer in Iowa, am I required to declare that I am carrying a loaded firearm?
    ANSWER: No, but it is really good idea. Iowa law does not require such a declaration; however, as a safety measure for both the
    permit holder and the officer, making such a declaration voluntarily is recommended and encouraged.
    “Because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away”

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    As of Jan. 1, people with permits can carry visible guns in public, Van Otterloo said. (Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo)

    The bill Governor Chet Culver signed into law in April made Iowa a "shall issue" state, meaning county sheriffs would lose some of their discretion to deny a weapons permit.

    Another change: there will be no specific restrictions included on a person's weapons permit.

    Before this, he explained, sheriffs could place restrictions on when a person could carry a gun, even with a permit. For example, some people would want a permit just to carry a gun when they are transporting a large sum of money. The old permit law also allowed the sheriff to restrict permit holders from carrying weapons into bars.

    "It said it right on all the permits -- it was not valid when you were in an establishment that sold alcohol," Van Otterloo said. "The new law changes that. There are no restrictions. You can carry it wherever you want, however you want, whenever you want."

    However, the rule does ban permit holders from carrying a gun if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    In addition to becoming a shall issue state and lessening restrictions on concealment, the law includes the following changes:
    • Increase the term of a permit from one year to five years.
    • Narrows the disqualifying circumstances for a permit to the federal minimum in most cases, while at the same time further narrowing state-specific disqualifiers.
    • Prevents the issuing officer from placing limits on or restricting the scope of a carry permit.
    • Ensures that denials, suspensions and revocations of permits would be subject to both administrative and judicial review.
    • Grants recognition to all valid out-of-state permits.
    • Broadens the types of training that would fulfill the state-mandated training requirement for permit applicants and removes other over-reaching restrictions on gun owners in Iowa.

  8. Careful with this you Iowa folks. You already have at least 1 County that is going to bend over backwards to try to circumvent the law and make things even more difficult for the law abiding. They're enacting in at least 1 county so far (usually leads to a chain reaction throughout the State) a "permit to acquire" now, aka PTA. It's proof positive that most governmental and LEO leadership simply don't get the fact that criminals will not obey the law. Duh!

    http://www.heartlandconnection.com/n...aspx?id=559876

    We had this in Missouri and it was often abused by Sheriffs throughout the State as a revenue generator. That's exactly what's going to happen in Iowa unless you folks get it stopped immediately!

    Your background check for your concealed carry as well as the one you would need to have for the NICS checks should be enough, anything above that is little more than a waste of time and YOUR money (twice). Twice you might ask? Well, you're already paying for the LEO's time and now you'll be expected to pay a little more due to the inconvenience that the new concealed carry law is resulting in for them. Sounds to me like the Sheriff's should have planned this out a lot better.

  9. Although Iowa's state law will recognize out-of-State permits, it is a federal felony under the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act of 1995 for any armed person to pass within 1000 feet of the property line of any K-12 school in Iowa unless they have a CCW permit physically issued by the State of Iowa. This makes carry in populated areas nearly impossible for those not having Iowa permits. Anyone convicted of violating the Fed GFSZA 95 faces up to five years in federal prison, and the permanent loss of their right to own a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1gunr View Post
    As of Jan. 1, people with permits can carry visible guns in public, Van Otterloo said. (Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo)
    Actually...the new law didn't change this at all. OC has always been legal in IA...but the sheriff discretion would have allowed a sheriff to pull your permit if he didnt like that you were OCing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkfish View Post
    Careful with this you Iowa folks. You already have at least 1 County that is going to bend over backwards to try to circumvent the law and make things even more difficult for the law abiding. They're enacting in at least 1 county so far (usually leads to a chain reaction throughout the State) a "permit to acquire" now, aka PTA. It's proof positive that most governmental and LEO leadership simply don't get the fact that criminals will not obey the law. Duh!

    .
    The PTA has always been required in IA. The change is that some, who maybe didnt previously, are going to start charging for the PTA. A fee for the PTA is not established in Code.

    Keep in mind...a person who obtains a PTC does NOT need a PTA

    724.15 Annual permit to acquire pistols or revolvers.
    ...
    2. Any person who acquires ownership of a pistol or revolver shall not be required to obtain an
    annual permit if any of the following apply:
    ...
    d. The person has obtained a valid permit to carry weapons, as provided in section 724.11.

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