Since the passage of Iowa’s shall-issue carry law, a number of municipalities have enacted or are considering enacting gun bans on their property. Iowa residents are strongly encouraged to keep an eye on their city and county councils to watch out for this. I also noticed in this particular article that Clinton County is waiting to get input from the Department of Homeland Security before they set a policy.
McKenrick was directed by the board to investigate the county’s security levels last December. Since a state law went into effect this year that makes it easier for Iowans to receive concealed carry permits, officials at the county and city level have been looking at designating public buildings as what some call “weapon-free zones.”
But that idea has met some resistance from those who support the right to carry a weapon.
“What you’re concerned about is a person with malicious intent,” Clinton resident Les Shields said to the board during the public comment portion of the meeting, “but your action is to take the firearms away from law-abiding citizens.”