Iowa only penalizes the unsafe storage of firearms if a minor gains access to the firearm and exhibits it in a public place in an unlawful manner, or uses the firearm unlawfully to cause injury or death to any person.1 See the Iowa Child Access Prevention section for further information.

See our Locking Devices policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Iowa Code § 724.22(7). ⤴︎