"Even better if we can do so before the retraining provision of the current bill comes into play in about five years. No one should profit from Iowans exercising their right to self defense."
Ahhh . . . excuse me but . . . the (re)training requirement will apply to any renewal as well as first time permitees starting Jan 1, 2011¬*. . . meaning anyone who has a valid permit or
renewal¬*from now¬*until Dec 31, 2010,¬*will have to take the training¬*by Jan 1, 2011 . . . current permits are only valid for one year.
EVERY Iowan¬*who wants a permit in the next year will have to take and pass¬*the (as yet undefined) training prior to applying . . . that's what the new law says. After that, yes, there will be a 5 year hiatus between individual training requirements . . . but for now, get ready, you will be taking the training if you want one of the new permits. Fortunately, I just renewed mine, so hopefully, a lot of the confusion will be ironed out in the next 8 months to a year.
The interesting thing will be how the the NRA courses compare to the DPS defined¬*courses . . . this alone could produce some interesting "fireworks" . . . one would assume that there should be some general agreement as to content, but we're¬*dealing with the gubermint here, so . . . well . . . we'll see I guess.¬*