Iowa Town’s Leaders, Gun Store Operators Clash Over Constitutional Carry
By Tom Knighton
When a state considers constitutional carry, there are a lot of differing opinions. In some states, those differing opinions may be a minority, but they always exist. That’s fine, though annoying. People are entitled to their opinions, even if they’re wrong.
In one Iowa town, a news report details how these disagreements can go.
There’s a fight over the Second Amendment fight at the Iowa state Capitol. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would remove permit requirements to buy or carry handguns. Supporters said it’s their constitutional right to bear arms. Opponents said changing Iowa law could be dangerous to the public.
Browns Loans employee Josh Jones said the Council Bluffs gun shop may see more business if Iowa lawmakers remove permit requirements.
“I’m for it. I mean it gets rid of the permit, a lot of people don’t have the money or time to go get a permit,” Jones said.
The bill does not apply to felons, domestic violence offenders, or the mentally ill. Those requirements are already in place. But right now, anyone else must have a permit from the sheriff. The new law would also mean one less background check.
“There is some potential there for someone that shouldn’t be …Read the Rest
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