A new avenue to help fight crime is now available for the citizens of Jasper County.
Can you believe that it’s going on five years since Iowa’s “Shall Issue” Permit to Carry Weapons Law that went into effect in January 2011?!
Many of you have had your permits since the “Shall Issue” went into effect and will be needing to renew this year. You can go to our links page and contact the Sheriff’s office about costs and what you need to get your renewal.
But here’s a basic breakdown of you you’ll need to do, but it’s always good to double check with the proper channels to make sure you’re covered when you go to renew.
1. Proof of training will need to be shown, in the form of a class or shooting test that occurred one year (or less) from your current permit expiring.
2. Apply for the renewal permit 30 days or more before their current permit expires.
(Any application submitted less than 30 days before a permit expires, will be considered a NEW Permit application with the cost of $50.)
3. Pay $25 for your 5 year renewal permit. Some counties, like Jasper offer a wallet type permit card and charge a higher fee for those.
Keep up to date with the laws that have been passed and the ones that have died in the Senate this year.
The legislature has yet to wrap up business for the 2016 legislative session, but they’re close. Fortunately for our side, this means there’s still time to continue the conversation about HF2314, the Privacy Protection Act.
Click on the link above to check out the bill history and how to reach your Senator about this bill. Big thanks to Iowa Firearms Coalition for helping keep the people of Iowa informed!
If you’re a person who likes firearms, this video will not disappoint! Click on the link below to check it out.
“The Privacy Protection Act addresses two issues vital to hundreds of thousands of Iowans. Currently mass media, and anyone else for that matter, can request the personal information of every Permit to Carry and Permit to Acquire holder in the state of Iowa.”
– Iowa Firearms Coalition
This morning Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 2283, the ATV Carry Act, into law! This means after July 1st it will be legal for Permit to Carry holders to carry their pistols and revolvers while riding ATVs, snowmobiles, and other unlicensed vehicles. As some of you may remember this bill was watered down by Senate Democrats, but the passage of HF2283 is still a significant improvement over the way things were at the start of this session (when you couldn’t carry at all when riding).”
– Iowa Firearms Coalition
For more information on this and other bills in the works, please click the link below!