Whatever we do, we need to follow the letter of the law
Here's the statute of IOWA law and yes you need a permit for open or conceal carry
i. A person who has in the person's possession and who displays to a peace officer on demand a valid permit to carry weapons which has been issued to the person, and whose conduct is within the limits of that permit. A person shall not be convicted of a violation of this section if the person produces at the person's trial a permit to carry weapons which was valid at the time of the alleged offense and which would have brought the person's conduct within this exception if the permit had been produced at the time of the alleged offense.
Last edited by noway; 11-09-2012 at 15:14..