Friday, October 22, 2010

More women looking to carry guns

And this is a good thing.
MONTROSE –– The first-ever basic gun safety class for women that Mark Vogel and Dave Hunold expected to teach Sunday turned abruptly into a gun safety/concealed carry certification course.

Ready, aim, fire
As noted by Sam more women are going to class to get their needed instruction for the upcoming change in Iowa's concealed carry law.

A couple of details in the article:
Sholl said the new law won’t require demonstration of proficiency with a firearm, but applicants must pass a written test. The sheriff will have 30 days to grant a permit from the time of application.

The Iowa law honors concealed carry permits from Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Vermont. After the first of the year, Iowa will have reciprocal permit agreements with 30 states, Vogel said.
Reciprocity is a good thing. Too bad one couldn't have one with Illinois or Wisconsin. The last two states that prohibit concealed carry.

Sorry, Sam.

But if someone isn't a resident of Iowa, can they still get an Iowa permit? The bill SF2379

Might be worth looking into.

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