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As of July 1, 2021, Iowa generally allows the open carrying of handguns and long guns.1 Open carry of handguns is prohibited in the state capitol building and grounds, except by peace officers.2


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  1. Iowa Code § 724.4.[]
  2. Iowa’s state resources director is required to promulgate rules prohibiting the open carry of pistols and revolvers in the state capitol building and the grounds surrounding the capitol building, including state parking lots and parking garages. See Iowa Code § 8A.322(3).[]