Iowa Flirting With No Permit Needed Concealed Carry

Iowa Flirting With No Permit Needed Concealed Carry

National Association for Gun Rights
National Association for Gun Rights

Iowa –-( In the middle of America, you wouldn't expect it to be so difficult to get a concealed carry permit.

But in Iowa, it is — especially if the local sheriff doesn't like you.

That's why I'm glad to introduce you to a great new organization fighting on this issue. Iowa Gun Owners has been pushing for a major reform of Iowa's “Might Issue” concealed carry laws.

Not since Alaska (in 2003) has a state passed a no-permit-needed concealed carry law, enacting real carry freedom for law-abiding gun owners.

Iowa Gun Owners burst on to the scene in their rural state because for too long nothing had been done about their atrocious gun laws.

Compared to most of the smaller states, Iowa has some of the worst firearms laws in America, and no one in power seemed to care (though local gun owners have wanted change for years).

But in early 2009, State Rep. Kent Sorenson (R-Indianola) sponsored a bill to end the demand that Iowans beg permission to carry concealed.

And Iowa Gun Owners took action.

Surprising pundits throughout the state, Iowa Gun Owners brought Sorensen's bill within 1 vote of passing their State House.

Now, in an effort to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the institutional gun lobby has offered a “compromise.” To many, that comes as no surprise, but it will spell defeat for any real concealed carry reform in Iowa.

Why would I write every gun owner in America for help on this issue?

First, Iowa is truly a pivotal state. Its early Straw Poll and Caucuses make it our nation's most watched political barometer.

Second, rarely does the chance come to pass historic legislation like this.

Every freedom lover in America should be excited about the possibility.

It's not just about one more “Shall Issue” state, but rather it's about Iowa becoming a bellwether for liberty in the very heart of our nation.

I often hear “the Second Amendment is my permit to carry”, and I couldn't agree more. What, after all, is the right to “bear arms”, in a modern context, if it is not to carry concealed?

But those are just empty words if the law makes a mockery of the Constitution.

With that in mind, I encourage everyone who truly embraces the Second Amendment's right to “bear arms” without infringement to jump on board and help out Iowa Gun Owners.

Seriously, it's that important.

To carry the tools of self-defense in Vermont and Alaska, you don't have to undergo a background enema, be fingerprinted like a common criminal, pay for state-mandated firearms training or have your name and address end up on some list.

You don't have to beg for your God-given rights. That's what the Second Amendment REALLY means!

Unfortunately, some of the elitist gun owners in America — the head-honchos of the institutional gun lobby — have trouble understanding that. In many states, they even directly oppose Vermont-Alaska real concealed carry.

Their opposition to freedom is nothing but a self-serving “I've got mine” attitude, seasoned with a dash of “not EVERYONE should be able to carry a gun.”

But let's examine that attitude: it means they don't really oppose gun control.

They just oppose gun control when it's imposed on them. Give them their own little tin-pot dictatorship, and they're happy to limit your freedom.

Understand that real concealed carry doesn't allow a criminal to carry concealed legally, since that criminal is already ineligible to possess a firearm in the first place. Enacting a Vermont-Alaska law simply affirms a God-given right, which is secured by the U.S. Constitution and all but 6 state constitutions.

While it's true that permitless carry does not provide a mechanism to carry across friendly state lines, it does remove the hoops-and-hurdles in the home state. If one is worried about reciprocity acquiring a permit will still be an option.

So what can you do to help?

Donate to Iowa Gun Owners with a one-time gift through NAGR's special Iowa Freedom! Donation Page. Or, if you prefer, donate directly to Iowa Gun Owners.

As a fledgling group run by a young man of the highest integrity, Iowa Gun Owners is an organization I fully endorse — in fact, I believe it's so important to help Iowa Gun Owners that I've donated directly to them myself.

So join me in making a generous contribution today!

In Liberty,
Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights
  • 5 thoughts on “Iowa Flirting With No Permit Needed Concealed Carry

    1. I have no illusion that Montana will allow “concealed carry” in town where I live; they shot that down last year (2009), though we can still carry concealed without permit outside incorporated areas – what is an oxymoron other than a right one has to seek permission [and pay huge sums of money] to exercise!? Despite that, I defy any politician to tell me my rights end merely because I am inside the boundary of the town in which I live! So much for “power to the people” mantra the leftist liberals used to scream from the rooftops. Now that they are in charge in Washington and spread (hopefully thinner and thinner) throughout the land, they seem to think the only legitimate group(s) to have rights are leftists and the cops. What utter crapheads.

    2. Oh yes, I forgot. the president and congress will have to enrol in the social security system just like their bosses. I mean we elitists want congress and the president to have the same grand perks the bosses have. Yeeeaaaahhhhhhh.

    3. what a great thing. If I were not so close to hand to mouth, I would gladly donate to this cause. I am already donateing to the cause of freedom. I publish my own little news letter called “The Sheep Dog Rag” It runs 22-24 pages full of comments news jokes and sayings. I am of the firm belief that nobamma is not a citizen of the US. I believe that because the Constitution says ours is a government OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE, all elected officials are employees of the people. their hirelings are subcontractors and therefore employees of the people. I am of the firm belief that all career polititions are liars and thieves. I am of the belief that we should vote for anyone who runs against an encumbant. I believe that the vast majourity of the democrats today are rather stupid. That enen includes my little brother and my sister. I however also believe that the people are starting to wake up a little. according to the polls some 65% of the people are mad at congress and do not approve of the unconstitutional things they are doing right now. I mean if we were to lie to our boss repeatedly including when we apply for the job, steal from our boss constantly, refuse to do the will of our boss and do that which is not in the best interest of our boss we would not hold our jobs very long and would have a very hard time staying out of jail. Our hired hands are every one of them guilty of treason. They do not honor their oath of office. Our so called president cannot be accused of treason because he is Not a citizen. however he can be accused of terrorism in that he favors terrorists, coddles terrorists and allows them into our country. California and New York should be forced to seceed from the union. They are both hotbeds of unconstitutional acts of treason. I am sick and tired of the distractions from the truth afforded by the petty nitpicking of those with an agenda other than getting ALL of our freedoms back which simply means demanding that our employees be fired immedieately if not sooner. We have those who are qualified and are patriots who can stand in for the 6 months it would take to hire new employees at the top and another 6 months to fire the subcontractors and make ALL of our laws constitutional again. The IRS is unconstitutional. The welfare s–t is unconstitutional. The federalization of our banking system, our industries, and our healthcare system is unconstitutional. most gun laws on the books are unconstitutional. and that is just for starters. Our employees, elected or otherwise, should be required to take a comprehensive course on the Constitution in context of the times it was written in, the writings of those who wrote it and were involved in ratifying it and the speeches of those who are responsible for writing it BEFORE BEING HIRED AND THEY SHOULD TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE TEST TO PROOVE THEY HAVE LEARNED IT. Then fire them immediately if they propose any law that is not Constitutional. We should not allow any candidate to use his or her own money to run for office. We should not allow any candidate to receive ANY contributions from anybody. The only source allowed is to be the taxpayer. This should be furnished in equal ammounts to every candidate according to the needs. A congressman does not need as much as the president because he only has to run in his own state. No longer will our hired hands be bought by others so that they do not that which they are hired to do. The congressmen should only be allowed 2 terms so that that rumsoaked jerks like kennedy cannot be in our faces for most of their life. All candidates will be vetted by a group of people who will be responsible with their life for anyone like the abomination we have as president now. An employee will be fired immedieately if found guilty of treasonous acts, Lying about his beliefs at any time (campaign promisses will be fulfilled period), the theft of anything, breaking any law including any kind of theft, treason, lies, drunk driving, and so forth. morally what an employee does at home or in private (includes paid for temporary homes like a motel room) is his business. However anything done on or in the taxpayers property is cause for dismissal. As an example, Clintons and lewdinski’s tryst in the oval office. this is unexcuseable. All employees will live on a salary voted on by their bosses-the people. Less than 20 years employment and no retirement. Yes I know! A new tax system will be necessary because our employees have run us so far into debt. However the present system must go. Either the flat tax or the fair tax will do. I personally favor the fair tax which is merely a federal sales tax and will be ended as soon as we are out of debt. The people will say how much they will be taxed. Congress will never again be allowed to borrow money or print money in excess of the income from taxes. more later.

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