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BRANSTAD SAYS GUN BAN AT IOWA STATE FAIR MAY BE LIFTED

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Governor Terry Branstad says he’s always felt safe visiting the Iowa State Fair, but Branstad isn’t completely ruling out approving a new state law next year that would allow guns on the fairgrounds during the fair.

Last Friday, a legislative committee held a public hearing on the issue.

Gun rights advocates want legislators to pass a law allowing Iowans with permits to carry their guns during the fair.


OC……….a violent act.” ;21

Since 1980, fair-goers have not been allowed to carry guns on the grounds during the State Fair.

Critics say they fear having hundreds of guns in the midst of large crowds, especially when some fairgoers are getting drunk.

The governor says there’s a heavy law enforcement presence on the grounds during the state fair’s 11-day run.


OC………phenomenal job.” :18

During the 1996 State Fair, a couple who sold funnel cakes at the fair were found bound, gagged and shot to death in their trailer on the state fair campgrounds.

It was a murder-for-hire scheme that involved the couple’s daughter, her husband and an employee of the funnel cake stand who was hired to do the shooting.