The expansion of 2nd Amendment rights to Iowa's law abiding citizens was major accomplishment in 2017. Allowing a person to protect themselves and their property in instances where their life is being threatened. It also allows parents to teach their children responsible pistol usage (they can already do it with long guns), and allows Iowans with a valid permit to carry in the Capitol. There are still restrictions on Schools. In addition to Counties and Cities can pass resolutions that would keep permit holders from carrying in public facilities if they choose to do so.