The Ottumwa Courier

November 28, 2013

Gun range next to Iowa school breaks no laws


Ottumwa Courier

---- — WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — No Iowa laws apparently are being broken by the presence of a gun club next to a school being built in a western Des Moines suburb.

The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1glaj95) that, according to an opinion from the Iowa attorney general's office, private properties are exempt from laws restricting guns within 1,000 feet of school property

Geoff Greenwood is a spokesman for Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and Greenwood told the newspaper that the law doesn't apply to private property that is not part of school grounds.

Timberline School is being built next door to the New Pioneer Gun Club's shooting range in Waukee.

Waukee Schools Superintendent Dave Wilkerson says plans call for a 6-foot berm with a chain-link fence to keep kids from walking onto the range.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com