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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Location Restrictions in Iowa.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 4 December

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Other Location Restrictions in Iowa

Any person who is armed with a handgun, or any other firearm that is loaded, whether concealed or not, within the limits of any city is criminally liable for an aggravated misdemeanor. … This prohibition does not apply to the possession of a firearm in a dwelling or place of business, or on land owned or possessed by the person. This prohibition also does not apply if the handgun is carried unloaded inside a closed and fastened container or other secure package that is too large to be concealed on the person. In addition, a person will not be in violation of state firearm possession restrictions if he or she possesses a valid permit to carry firearms, keeps his or her conduct within the limits of that permit, and provides the permit to a peace officer on demand.

Iowa has no statutes prohibiting the possession of firearms in the following locations, although administrative regulations may apply:

- Parks;
- Hospitals;
- Places of worship;
- Bars or restaurants where alcohol is served;
- Sports arenas;
- Gambling facilities; or
- Polling places…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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