Iowa Constitutional Carry Win and More

States across the country continue to charge forward and pass pro-gun legislation.

On April 2, 2021, Iowa became the twenty-first state in the country to enact constitutional or permitless carry of handguns. Whatsmore, Iowa became the 4th state in just the first 3 months of 2021 to pass such laws! The most recent state to pass a constitutional carry bill, is Tennessee.

Constitutional Carry for Iowa

The law that was just signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will become effective on July 1st.

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The law will remove the worthless requirement that forced Iowans to first apply for a permit to purchase a handgun. A process that required them to pay a fee, pass a background check and wait for 3-days before obtaining the permit.  The same permit is necessary for a resident to carry a concealed handgun.

This is terrific news for anyone in the Hawkeye State. Iowans will still be able to obtain a permit which is good if they travel out of state. Iowa has reciprocity with many states. So if you live in Iowa, you may still want to get your permit. It may be an unnecessary requirement for a resident to carry their concealed handgun, it would allow them to legally carry in states with reciprocity.

Iowa Governor Reynolds says:

Governor Reynolds faced the expected backlash for signing pro-gun legislation into law. She was unashamed, however. According to Iowa State Daily Governor Reynolds said in a statement:

Today I signed legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals…

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But wait, there's more.

The Governor also signed a bill into law that offers protections for firearm and ammunition manufacturers. The law will only allow lawsuits that are related to product defects or breach of contract. Maybe this will draw some firearm-related businesses to Iowa.

About Matthew Maruster

I follow my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is the eternal co-equal Son of God. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. I served in the Marine Corps Infantry. I was a Staff Sergeant and served as a Platoon Sergeant during combat in Iraq. After I was a police officer at a municipal agency in San Diego County. I have a Bachelors's Degree in Criminal Justice from National University. MJ Maruster Defense.


  1. Maynard on April 28, 2021 at 5:30 am

    I keep sending notes to Whitmore here in Michigan , all you have to do is join the NRA and people will love you.

    M K life member

  2. Jill Peacock on April 30, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Thinking of moving out of Indiana. Iowa may be the best choice. I think you guys have a fantastic governor. He did a lot of good right here.

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