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State of Iowa. 2012 ‘Iowa Code § 724.4(1), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Guns in Vehicles in Iowa. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2 January
Guns in Vehicles in Iowa
Iowa prohibits any person from knowingly carrying or transporting a handgun in a vehicle. This prohibition does not apply if the person transports an unloaded handgun inside a closed and fastened container or other secure package that cannot be concealed on the person, or in a cargo or luggage compartment where the handgun cannot be readily accessible to any person in the vehicle or common carrier. This prohibition also does not apply to a person with a valid permit to carry, provided his or her conduct is within the limits of that permit.
Iowa generally prohibits the possession or carrying of a gun in or on a vehicle on a public highway, unless the firearm is taken down or totally contained in a securely fastened case, and its barrels and attached magazines are unloaded…