Iowa Supreme Court Bans Guns In Courthouses Across State

posted on June 22, 2017

A new order issued by the Iowa Supreme Court and signed by Chief Justice Mark Cady prohibits firearms from being brought into courthouses, with the only exception being made for law enforcement officers.

According to U.S. News & World Report, 72 counties already have such prohibitions in effect, while 27 do not. The court order does not stipulate how the ban should be enforced.

One voicing of dissent came from Iowa Firearms Coalition Executive Director Barry Snell, who pointed out that most courthouses in the state include space for county offices unrelated to the functioning of the court. “If the chief justice’s position is that they’re able to enact a no-guns-allowed policy across the entire building, then that’s a potential instance of judicial overreach,” he stated.

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