Tag: Concealed Carry

Murphy Selected to USCCA Critical Response Team in Iowa

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) recently named GRL Law’s Colin Murphy to its Critical Response Team for the State of Iowa. The USCCA is the nation’s premier organization for firearm education and training.  One of the most valuable benefits of membership is self-defense liability insurance for law abiding gun owners who are involved in self-defense shootings. The automatic insurance benefit provides funds for defense expenses, bail bonds, claims expenses and other damages. The Critical Response Team exists to help USCCA members navigate the confusing aftermath of a self-defense incident.  It is an exclusive community of qualified pro-2A attorneys […]

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Carrying Weapons – Possession is NOT Always Nine-Tenth’s of the Law

You may have heard the hold adage that “possession is nine-tenth’s of the law.”  Although that proposition may have some merit when attempting to ferret out property disputes, the Iowa Supreme Court recently did not find it persuasive as it relates to committing the crime of carrying a dangerous weapon while intoxicated.  In State v. Montreal Shorter, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that “possession” of a firearm while intoxicated does not necessarily constitute the criminal offense of “carrying” a firearm while intoxicated.  Iowa Code Section 724.4C prohibits a person from “carrying” a weapon either (1) on or about the person […]

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