short discussion when this was discussed a few years ago right before the change to shall issue on the Iowa Firearms Coalition forum. The Iowa Administrative Code(which acts as law in this context) specifically prohibits the carrying of any dangerous weapon the the grounds of the colleges and universities in Iowa.
2. I get what you're saying and would agree, but that's just my opinion and IANAL so until there's a ruling clarifying that the three regent universities are political subdivisions then 724.28 wouldn't apply. If you look at how the law breaks down(Titles, subtitles, chapters, etc.) you can see how the argument that schools and colleges/universities aren't the same is an easy one to make. But if you take a look at our AG's opinion on 724.28, how it affects home rule and our state motto you'll see why reason doesn't seem to mean much here in the good old state of Iowa.