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Under current Iowa law, guns are generally prohibited from being carried on school grounds.
But House File 636, a bill in the Iowa House, would create an exception in the law that would let concealed carry permit holders carry guns on school driveways, sidewalks, and in school parking lots. In effect, this would let almost anyone carry a gun right up to the schoolhouse door.
This would create clear new risks for parents, teachers, staff members and students.
As if this weren’t concerning enough, HF 636 would also:
For additional information on HF 636, or to arrange an interview, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs