Hi, I'm from east central Iowa and am a newbie regarding handguns, CC etc. My wife and I live in a rural setting and have long considered "getting something" for protection. We own shotguns and small caliber rifles, but no handguns. I've just submitted an application to purchase, and we will be attending a CCW class soon - hopefully next Wednesday schedule permitting. Politically, I consider myself a conservative - but not rabid - constitutionalist. I'm alarmed at what is being done to our rights on a daily basis, and figure that it will only become more difficult to arm ourselves for SD. So we are jumping in. Other than a few questions, I'll probably be pretty quiet here. Nice to meet you all.