Sunday, August 07, 2016
IA: State Fair Administration to Consider Gun Ban
Iowa Code prevents individuals from bringing weapons of any kind onto the fairgrounds without permission from the fair's board of directors. But at a special review Friday, state lawmakers will hear from members of the public interested in lifting the ban.
Whether guns should be allowed on the state fairgrounds has been a long-standing point of contention for members of Iowa's firearms community, many of whom argue that it infringes on a licensed gun owner's right to carry a weapon.
"Iowans have a right to keep and bear arms," said Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley. "Those folks out there that have a permit to carry are law-abiding citizens. They should be able to carry wherever their tax dollars are at work."