Sports Betting Online Betway


Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Snowmobilers with loaded guns closer to reality in Iowa


This news story was published on March 23, 2016.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

Iowa capitol

Iowa capitol

DES MOINES – Iowa legislators are close to passing a law that makes it legal to carry a loaded firearm while operating a snowmobile or ATV.

Current law provides that a person shall not operate or ride on a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle with a firearm in the person’s possession unless it is unloaded and enclosed in a carrying case.

Under proposed changes to the law, a person may operate or ride on a snowmobile with a loaded firearm, whether concealed or not, if the person has in the person’s possession and displays to a peace officer on demand a valid permit to carry weapons which has been issued to the person, and the person’s conduct is within the limits of that permit. A person may operate or ride on a snowmobile with a loaded firearm, whether concealed or not, without a permit to carry weapons, if the person operates or rides on land owned or possessed by the person, and the person’s conduct is otherwise lawful.

These changes were approved by the Iowa Senate this week after House approval of similar language in February. The House will visit the bill once more before it goes to Governor Terry Branstad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available