Thursday, February 3, 2011

No Guns Allowed at Iowa City Public Library

Iowa City Public Library will be gun-free zone. (Cedar Rapids Gazette, 1/28/2011)

Excerpt: The Iowa City Public Library’s governing board unanimously approved on Thursday a measure to ban guns in the library.

That move comes about a month after state law changed to loosened restrictions on citizens who carry weapons.

“There are some people who would feel uncomfortable if they saw people carrying guns inside the library,” Director Susan Craig said. “Library staff feels a safe and secure environment is very important.”

Craig said the policy, which exempts public safety officials, will go into effect as soon as signs can be made, which she estimates will take a week to 10 days

The policy is in response to an Iowa gun law that went into effect on January 1.

Iowans flock to sheriffs to apply for gun permits.  (Des Moines Register, 1/4/2011)

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