Iowa Concealed Carry Laws

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At the links listed below you can find the State of Iowa webpage regarding the state Gun Laws, including a reciprocity chart for the state. Do not rely on any legal information that you find on any website, always consult an attorney licensed in the applicable state who specializes in the applicable law. In Iowa you may carry concealed or openly, and also in vehicles.

  1. Iowa Weapons Permit Laws.
  2. FAQ regarding Iowa weapons laws including reciprocity.

From the FAQ:

QUESTION: Will Iowa publish a list of states whose permits will be honored, and will Iowa publish a list of states that will honor the
Iowa permit?
ANSWER: No. Iowa will honor any valid permit issued by any other state. Iowa permit holders will need to check with other states to
determine if their Iowa permit will be honored in that state.

QUESTION: What are the training requirements for a new Iowa professional or nonprofessional permit to carry weapons?
ANSWER:

  •  Completion of any National Rifle Association (NRA) handgun safety training course.
  •  Completion of any handgun safety 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 certain other firearms training certifying bodies (such as the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy).
  •  Completion of any handgun safety training course offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any division or subdivision of a law enforcement or security enforcement agency approved by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
  •  Completion of small arms training while serving with the armed forces of the United States as evidenced by any of the following:
  1. For personnel released or retired from active duty, possession of an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.
  2. For personnel on active duty or serving in one of the national guard or reserve components of the armed forces of the United States, possession of a certificate of completion of basic training with a service record of successful completion of small arms training and qualification.
  3. Completion of a law enforcement agency firearms training course that qualifies a peace officer to carry a firearm in the normal course of the peace officer’s duties.

 

Nothing on this website should be construed as valid legal advice, this website is for entertainment purposes only.