All I can see this forum focusing on is showing your handgun off. Now before you start the flames hear me out. I am for the right to OC, but this seems to be the only focus. In CA all anyone cares about is strutting around with a pistol and NO magazine- WTF? Why not focus all your energy in CA like getting shall issue, or OC LOADED rights in CA. Here on the Iowa board I see NO mention of HF-7. What good is carrying your gun open OR concealed if you will be prosecuted for lawfully defending yourself outside your home? Seems to me I read Iowa has an annual event at the state fair called "Beat Whitey Night". I would be more concerned about HF-7 than if you can carry OC in the statehouse or not! I suggested a map for "Stand Your Ground" states on this site but no one listened. Open carry is fine, but it is just a "showpiece" for grandstanding if you are not allowed to defend your family. To much focusing on lists of restaurants that ban carry than the important issues. Did you call YOUR rep on HF-7? Where are the posts on HF-7 status?