Well look at HF 2255 in particular, section
724.9 Firearm training program.It may not be much, but say $100 for each of 10,000 gun permit carriers in the state and it makes that $500 investment in Gronstal look pretty good.
1. An applicant shall demonstrate knowledge of firearm safety by any of the following means:
a. Completion of any national rifle association firearms safety or firearms training course.
b. Completion of any firearms safety or firearms training course available to the general public offered by a law enforcement agency, community college, college, private or public institution or organization, or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the national rifle association or the department of public safety or another state's department of public safety, state police department or similar certifying body.
Edit - To clarify something here: a couple of guys in the comments try to take me to task for my post. (I appreciate your comments, even from Bob the mud-thrower.)
Did I make a statement?: "The NRA is charging $100 per class!!!" - No, I did not.
When I wrote: "It may not be much, but say $100..." that was a proposal as in "let's suppose, for the sake of argument...". People sometimes use that in an argument to make a point. A point that seems to be missed by some people.
The argument I want to make here is that the NRA is pushing a bill that it has a vested interest to make money on, and no one can deny that. It doesn't matter to me if it's $1.00 or millions, but more than likely it will be somewhere in between. While not the only method, one is to take a NRA class, by certified NRA instructors, which means the NRA will make money off of this bill. How much for certain? I don't know, but I predict it will be a good chunk and this kind of politics stinks in this state. Maybe not as much as a hog confinement lobby, though.
I don't care if it is the NRA, ADM, or Suzie Citizen down the street. Using the state to pass a bill that they will make money on is immoral (in my opinion.)
I have more in the comments.