About the Gun Classes offered by Attorney and NRA Instructor Eric Puryear

I have been an NRA Instructor for nearly as long as I have been an attorney. Several years before becoming an NRA instructor, I created the website LearnAboutGuns.com, with the purpose of advancing gun rights and gun safety knowledge. Over the years I have given the Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons class to employees, friends, relatives, and others. Sometimes I’ve given one-on-one classes, and other times I’ve had groups up to a dozen people at once. I find giving firearms-related training to be a enjoyable way to spend some of my free time. I also handle gun rights restoration matters in Iowa and Illinois.

As an attorney, I have represented many clients with firearms-related cases, ranging from FFL issues with the BATFE, to self defense shootings, to various firearms possession charges. Through the course of representing my clients in their cases, more often than not I am left with the conclusion that things could have been much easier for the client if only I could have gone back in time and given them information before their case became a case at all. Since it is impossible to go back in time and give a person firearms and law information, the next best option is to get that information to people before they need it – and that is the purpose of this class. This class does not include time spent firing a gun, but rather covers knowledge. I encourage everyone to obtain hands-on range training and stay proficient, but my focus is primarily upon knowledge.

I offer two classes:

1. Iowa Permit to Carry + Iowa/Illinois Gun Laws and Self Defense: Along with providing the standard information required for an Iowa Resident Non-Professional Permit to Carry Weapons class, I place an emphasis on helping people understand the legal aspect of owning and carrying a firearm, as well as what to do (and what not to do) in the event they are forced to use their gun in self defense. More of an emphasis is placed upon law than you would expect from a run-of-the-mill gun training class. This class meets the training requirement for an Iowa resident to obtain their Iowa Non-Professional Permit to Carry Weapons, and a completion certificate will be provided at the end of the class.

2. Iowa/Illinois Gun Laws and Self Defense: Same as the above, but does not include the Iowa Non-Professional Permit to Carry Weapons training certificate.

The format of both classes is an one-on-one meeting in my office. There will be time throughout for you to ask questions as well.

After completing your purchase, you will soon receive an email from Attorney and NRA Instructor Eric Puryear to handle scheduling your Individual Iowa Permit to Carry and Firearms Law class.  The itself class will take about 45 minutes to an hour, depending upon which class you select, and will take place sometime between 8:00am and 7:00pm, Monday – Friday (we’ll find a time that works for both our schedules).  In the unlikely event you do not receive that email within a day of making your purchase, please feel free to email me at [email protected]

To complete your purchase, please read and agree to the following Terms and Conditions, then click the button below.

Terms and Conditions:
Although the class will include discussion of legal aspects of gun purchase, ownership, and use, No attorney-client relationship is formed between you and Puryear Law P.C. or any of its attorneys. Purchases are non-refundable. Price is per-person. While classes are normally done on an individual basis, if multiple people wish to have their classes together they may each purchase an identical class and then schedule for the same time.

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