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    OC of long guns?

    Hi everyone,

    I was just curious about the legality of open carry of long guns. I'm in Ames and I hate getting my guns cased up when I want to go to the range. Am I going to run into any legal trouble throwing one or more on my back?

    Thanks!

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    Don't wish to burst your bubble but...

    (14) LONG GUN CARRY IS OFF-TOPIC: This web site is focused on the right to openly carry properly holstered handguns in daily American life. We do NOT promote the carry of long guns. Long guns are great! OCDO co-founders John & Mike and most of the members of this forum own at least one long gun - but due to urban area issues of muzzle control, lack of trigger guard coverage, and the fact that the long gun carry issue distracts from our main mission to promote the open carry of handguns in daily life, we will leave long gun carry activism in the capable hands of the future founders of web sites about long gun carry. Exception: This rule does NOT apply to discussions about long gun carry in jurisdictions such as California which ban handgun carry and thus require long gun carry as a matter of public policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Don't wish to burst your bubble but...

    (14) LONG GUN CARRY IS OFF-TOPIC: This web site is focused on the right to openly carry properly holstered handguns in daily American life. We do NOT promote the carry of long guns. Long guns are great! OCDO co-founders John & Mike and most of the members of this forum own at least one long gun - but due to urban area issues of muzzle control, lack of trigger guard coverage, and the fact that the long gun carry issue distracts from our main mission to promote the open carry of handguns in daily life, we will leave long gun carry activism in the capable hands of the future founders of web sites about long gun carry. Exception: This rule does NOT apply to discussions about long gun carry in jurisdictions such as California which ban handgun carry and thus require long gun carry as a matter of public policy.
    You sound like Mayor Bloomberg....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Ware View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I was just curious about the legality of open carry of long guns. I'm in Ames and I hate getting my guns cased up when I want to go to the range. Am I going to run into any legal trouble throwing one or more on my back?

    Thanks!
    If you have a permit, in Iowa, there is no legal distinction made between different classes of firearms (title 1, handgun, rifle, shotgun) in terms of carrying and transporting them.

    That said, the answer to your actual question is: if you are carrying a longgun while not hunting or on a range, you will attract police.
    Last edited by amaixner; 03-16-2012 at 08:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amaixner View Post
    If you have a permit, in Iowa, there is no legal distinction made between different classes of firearms (title 1, handgun, rifle, shotgun) in terms of carrying and transporting them.

    That said, the answer to your actual question is: if you are carrying a longgun while not hunting or on a range, you will attract police.
    What he said....

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