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Concealed Carry and Firearms Rights Attorneys in Des Moines, Iowa

Protecting the Rights of Gun Owners

The possession and purchase of firearms is a constitutionally protected right, but it is not without challenges. When you face restrictions to your lawful possession of a firearm, you want a lawyer who will fight to protect your rights.

Attorney Kent Balduchi works for responsible firearms owners from Des Moines, Ankeny, and throughout Iowa. He secures their rights to own and bear arms across the state against any challenge.

Understanding Concealed Carry in Iowa

While Iowa does allow gun owners to open carry in most situations, those who wish to conceal carry in the state must pursue a permit. Residents are eligible for a Nonprofessional Permit to Carry Weapons, provided they meet the following criteria:

  • They are over the age of 21.

  • They can pass a background check.

  • They have certification in weapons safety.

This permit lasts for five years and is renewable. In some cases, nonresidents and those under 21 may apply for a professional permit to carry, but that reason must be employment-related.

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Are There Restrictions to Concealed Carry in Iowa?

Iowa law describes multiple “weapon-free” zones that prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons. These primarily include areas around elementary schools and public parks not designated explicitly for hunting. Additionally, anyone under the influence of alcohol or who commits a crime while carrying a weapon may be in additional legal jeopardy even if they have a valid permit.

However, Iowa law respects gun rights, and exceptions and defenses are available. If your rights and freedom are under threat, you deserve every chance to defend yourself.

Balduchi Law Office, PC, Is Here to Help

Attorney Kent Balduchi understands the challenges you face and will fight for your future as a firearms owner. In addition, he is the emergency on-call attorney for the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) and has the experience to succeed in such matters.

Reach out today by calling or sending an email to schedule a free consultation.