New Iowa law allows stun guns on college campuses

Iowa (KWWL) – The new fiscal started on July 1, meaning dozens of new laws are in effect for the state of Iowa.

One of the new laws allows college students in Iowa to carry a stun gun on campus. 

Stun guns are often used for self-defense. They can cause an attacker’s muscles to become tense, which can make them fall to the ground. But stun guns are different from tasers. You must make direct contact with your target.

The new law applies to officials at public universities and community colleges. They can no longer limit or ban the use of stun guns on campus grounds.

Students can use stun guns for protection on campus, however, they won’t be allowed at campus sports stadiums or hospitals. People with previous felony convictions will not be able to carry the devices.

In the state of Iowa, stun guns are considered dangerous weapons. You can be prosecuted if you use one to commit a crime.

Olivia Schmitt

Olivia Schmitt

Morning Reporter at KWWL
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