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    Does anyone know what size a no guns allowed sign is supposed to be? I was thinking it had to be a certain size & height next to the enterance.

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    Not sure there is any specific requirement since the signs do not carry force of law (although I wouldn't want to be a test case on that), except the gun free zones. If you are asked to leave, you must leave though, with or without a no guns sign. Carrying in gun free zones stipulated in state law would be a felony, sign or not from I can tell (school, casino, state university, state fairgrounds).

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    There is not a statute in Iowa for sign size that I know of.

    Text from iowacarry.org:


    In Iowa, it is permissible for a business to post their location with a "No Firearms Allowed" sign. While the signs do not carry the force of law, anyone with a firearm in these locations can be asked to leave. If the person does not leave, the business owner can then call the police and ask that the person be charged with trespassing.

    In essence, these business create a "Safety-Free Zone." Criminals do not pay attention to a No Guns Allowed! sign. Law abiding citizens do, though, and the inability to protect one's self in these locations creates a lack of safety.




    Gun-free zones have escalated penalties for committing a crime with a gun or other offensive weapon. It is not a crime, for example, to walk with a weapon near a school, drive by on the street, or transport an unloaded, cased, and secured out of reach, gun on school property. Just don't commit a violent crime while carrying.

    88, correct on universities and casinos being off-limits, as well as the state fairgrounds during the fair.






    724.4 CARRYING WEAPONS.
    1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who
    goes armed with a dangerous weapon concealed on or about the person,
    or who, within the limits of any city, goes armed with a pistol or
    revolver, or any loaded firearm of any kind, whether concealed or
    not, or who knowingly carries or transports in a vehicle a pistol or
    revolver, commits an aggravated misdemeanor.
    2. A person who goes armed with a knife concealed on or about the
    person, if the person uses the knife in the commission of a crime,
    commits an aggravated misdemeanor.
    3. A person who goes armed with a knife concealed on or about the
    person, if the person does not use the knife in the commission of a
    crime:
    a. If the knife has a blade exceeding eight inches in length,
    commits an aggravated misdemeanor.
    b. If the knife has a blade exceeding five inches but not
    exceeding eight inches in length, commits a serious misdemeanor.
    4. Subsections 1 through 3 do not apply to any of the following:
    a. A person who goes armed with a dangerous weapon in the
    person's own dwelling or place of business, or on land owned or
    possessed by the person.
    b. A peace officer, when the officer's duties require the
    person to carry such weapons.
    c. A member of the armed forces of the United States or of
    the national guard or person in the service of the United States,
    when the weapons are carried in connection with the person's duties
    as such.
    d. A correctional officer, when the officer's duties require,
    serving under the authority of the Iowa department of corrections.
    e. A person who for any lawful purpose carries an unloaded
    pistol, revolver, or other dangerous weapon inside a closed and
    fastened container or securely wrapped package which is too large to
    be concealed on the person.
    f. A person who for any lawful purpose carries or transports
    an unloaded pistol or revolver in a vehicle inside a closed and
    fastened container or securely wrapped package which is too large to
    be concealed on the person or inside a cargo or luggage compartment
    where the pistol or revolver will not be readily accessible to any
    person riding in the vehicle or common carrier.

    g. A person while the person is lawfully engaged in target
    practice on a range designed for that purpose or while actually
    engaged in lawful hunting.
    h. A person who carries a knife used in hunting or fishing,
    while actually engaged in lawful hunting or fishing.
    i. A person who has in the person's possession and who
    displays to a peace officer on demand a valid permit to carry weapons
    which has been issued to the person, and whose conduct is within the
    limits of that permit. A person shall not be convicted of a
    violation of this section if the person produces at the person's
    trial a permit to carry weapons which was valid at the time of the
    alleged offense and which would have brought the person's conduct
    within this exception if the permit had been produced at the time of
    the alleged offense.
    j. A law enforcement officer from another state when the
    officer's duties require the officer to carry the weapon and the
    officer is in this state for any of the following reasons:
    (1) The extradition or other lawful removal of a prisoner from
    this state.
    (2) Pursuit of a suspect in compliance with chapter 806.
    (3) Activities in the capacity of a law enforcement officer with
    the knowledge and consent of the chief of police of the city or the
    sheriff of the county in which the activities occur or of the
    commissioner of public safety.

    724.4A WEAPONS FREE ZONES -- ENHANCED PENALTIES.
    1. As used in this section, "weapons free zone" means the
    area in or on, or within one thousand feet of, the real property
    comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school, or in
    or on the real property comprising a public park. A weapons free
    zone shall not include that portion of a public park designated as a
    hunting area under section 461A.42.
    2. Notwithstanding sections 902.9 and 903.1, a person who commits
    a public offense involving a firearm or offensive weapon, within a
    weapons free zone, in violation of this or any other chapter shall be
    subject to a fine of twice the maximum amount which may otherwise be
    imposed for the public offense.





    724.4B CARRYING WEAPONS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS -- PENALTY
    -- EXCEPTIONS.
    1. A person who goes armed with, carries, or transports a firearm
    of any kind, whether concealed or not, on the grounds of a school
    commits a class "D" felony. For the purposes of this section,
    "school" means a public or nonpublic school as defined in section
    280.2.
    2. Subsection 1 does not apply to the following:
    a. A person listed under section 724.4, subsection 4,
    paragraphs "b" through "f" or "j".

    b. A person who has been specifically authorized by the
    school to go armed, carry, or transport a firearm on the school
    grounds, including for purposes of conducting an instructional
    program regarding firearms.
    "The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight."

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