Building on NRAâ€™s â€œConstitutional Carryâ€ successes inÂ AlaskaÂ andÂ Arizona, NRA is making a strong push for more â€œConstitutional Carryâ€ states around the country, includingÂ Iowa.Â Â The proposed legislation would allow individuals who lawfully possess firearmsâ€”meaning individuals who are not federally prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearmâ€”to either open or conceal carry without a permit. The new shall-issue permit system would remain in place, for those who wish to carry concealed in states that recognizeÂ Iowaâ€™s permit, but residents who legally qualify would no longer be subject to the permit process to carry concealed in state.
Looks like they will also be pushing a RKBA amendment to the Constitution in Iowa. I like the 2011 agenda, but I was particularly glad to see constitutional carry is now going big time. All it takes is winning in one larger state to get the ball rolling. The language would also seem to indicate that the effort will not be contained to just Iowa. As I said before, in Tennessee, Haslam opened the door to this issue there, it’s just a matter of trying to walk through it.